Associate General Manager - Waterbury
Paula Pike is an Associate General Manager for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. In this role, she oversees VITAS’ Waterbury, Connecticut program operations, develops and expands business potential and represents VITAS in the community. She has more than 21 years of experience in healthcare management and pharmaceutical sales.
Paula joined VITAS in 2013 as an Admissions Nurse and was promoted to Admissions Manager shortly thereafter. In 2015 she was promoted to Patient Care Administrator. Prior to joining VITAS, Paula worked in the pharmaceutical sales industry for more than 10 years. Before that, she served as Inpatient Medicine & Hematology/Oncology Nurse Manager at Fletcher Allen Health Care, now known as the University of Vermont Medical Center. Previously, Paula served as Clinical Director at Via Christi Health after serving as Staff Nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center, both companies located in Wichita, Kansas. Earlier in her career, Paula served as an Emergency Medical Technician for the United States Air Force.
Debra earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from North Park University and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Dominican University, both in Illinois.