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VITAS Healthcare Receives 'Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award' From the Minority Chamber of Commerce

11/22/2014
 Doug Mayorga and Ron Fried  Maria Hildago and Doug Mayorga
President of Minority Chamber of Commerce
Doug Mayorga & VITAS Executive Vice President Ron Fried
 President of Minority Chamber of Commerce
Doug Mayorga & VITAS Community Liaison Maria Hidalgo Diaz


VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, was presented with the “President’s Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Minority Chamber of Commerce (MCC) in Washington D.C. during its 14th Annual Minority Awards Gala.

The gala, which honors companies and individuals who actively strengthen and grow the diversity sector in the local and international business community, recognized VITAS with this distinguished award for the high-quality end-of-life care it has provided since 1978 as well as its ongoing efforts to ensure that people in underserved and diverse communities can access these much-needed services. VITAS Executive Vice President Ron Fried accepted the award on behalf of VITAS.

The MCC also presented VITAS Community Liaison Maria Hidalgo with the “National Community Woman of the Year” award. Hidalgo was selected based on her meaningful contributions and tireless efforts to educate South Florida’s diverse community about the benefits of end-of-life care.

About VITAS Healthcare

VITAS Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. With headquarters in Miami, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 49 hospice programs in 16 states and the District of Columbia, including: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. VITAS employs 11,438 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 34 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the third quarter of 2014, VITAS reported an average daily census of 14,766. VITAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE), which also operates Roto-Rooter, another wholly owned subsidiary. For more information, visit www.vitas.com.