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Darlene Thurber

General Manager - New Jersey Shore

Darlene Thurber is a General Manager for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. In this role, she oversees VITAS’ New Jersey Shore program operations, develops and expands business potential and represents VITAS in the community. She has more than 15 years of healthcare management experience.

Darlene joined VITAS in 2015. Prior to joining, she served as Executive Director at The Shores at Wesley Manor, an assisted living retirement community in New Jersey where she oversaw 250 beds and implemented new program initiatives. Before that, she worked at Gateway Care Center for nine years as the Director of Nursing. Earlier in her career, she served as Executive Director at Spring Oak Assisted Living in New Jersey.

Darlene received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She is a Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) and a Certified Assisted Living Administrator (CALA) in New Jersey. Darlene is a member of the American Nurses Association and the New Jersey Palliative Care and Hospice Association.

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