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Lynne Sexten

CEO, Agrace Hospice & Supportive Care

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Ms. Sexten has been with Agrace since 2012. During her tenure, Agrace’s revenues have grown by more than 80% and its service area increased from 1,900 square miles to more than 11,000. Under her leadership, inpatient capacity increased to 62 beds with the addition of a second hospice inpatient unit as well as a hospice memory care unit. Additional satellite offices were  established, a palliative care program was initiated, a non-medical home care  company and an adult day center were launched, as was a new home medical  equipment company. 

She came to Agrace from Unity Point Health - Meriter in Madison,  Wisconsin where she served as executive vice president and chief operating  officer. During her tenure, Ms. Sexten was responsible for all inpatient and  outpatient clinical services. She oversaw the development of a new multi specialty medical group with eight clinic locations as well as the complete  replacement of 18 operating rooms. 

Prior to her leadership at Meriter, Ms. Sexten was the director of planning  and program development for the University of Maryland Medical System in  Baltimore before becoming vice president of corporate strategy and  professional services at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Maryland. 

She holds a master’s degree in health care administration and a bachelor’s  degree in biomedical communications from The Ohio State University. She is  certified as a fellow of the America College of Healthcare Executives. Ms.  Sexten is active in the community, serving on several local boards and  committees. She has been recognized for her leadership with several awards  including being named one of Madison’s Most Influential People in 2015.  Ms. Sexten is presently a national director for the Board of Directors of the  National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Chair of the Board for  the Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and a board member  of the National Partnership for Hospice and Healthcare Innovation.


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