General Manager - Orange County
Belinda Hodge is a General Manager for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. In this role, she oversees VITAS’ Orange County, California program operations, develops and expands business potential and represents VITAS in the community. Belinda has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, including 17 years working in hospice.
A Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, Belinda joined Vitas in 2003 as a Team Manager bringing more than 15 years of nursing experience. She progressed on to roles as an Admissions Manager, Senior Patient Care Administrator and National Patient Care Administrator. Belinda was the recipient of VITAS Leadership Council Awards in 2005 and 2009 for Excellence in Management.
Prior to joining VITAS, Belinda worked for Odyssey Healthcare as a Hospice Case Manager, a Clinical Director at Mary Potter Hospice and Palliative Care Service in New Zealand and a Senior Nurse at the National Health Service, which is a part of the Royal Free Hospital in London.
Belinda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Manchester, London. Her Post Graduate Diploma is in Bioethics from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Belinda is a member of the State of California Board of Registered Nursing and of the Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association.