John Mastrojohn III Joins Hospice of the Western Reserve as Chief Innovation Officer

John Mastrojohn III recently joined Hospice of the Western Reserve as Chief Innovation Officer. As a key member of the executive Leadership team, he oversees Human Resources, Staff Experience, Marketing, Communications and Business Development. He is responsible for forging strategic business relationships, driving growth and developing innovative strategies to increase access to quality care for patients and families facing serious illness across Northern Ohio. He will also be collaborating with other hospice leaders as part of the “Care Solutions Network of Ohio” to increase collaboration, strengthen ties, and share best practices with neighboring community-based not-for-profit hospices in Ohio.

“Having John join Hospice of the Western Reserve has been a tremendous opportunity for our team and allows us to further our mission and services to the community. I have known John professionally for 15 years, and our industry has benefitted from his knowledge, skills and attributes as a leader,” said William Finn, President and CEO, Hospice of the Western Reserve. 

Mastrojohn is a former Fulbright fellow (Hungary) with extensive experience in health care leadership. He has a long tenure in hospice and palliative care, including roles as Chief Operating Officer for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Executive Director of the National Hospice Foundation, Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Services at Summa Health System and Team Leader for Hospice of the Western Reserve’s AIDS Team in the 1990s.

Mastrojohn serves on the Boards of Grace House Akron, Inc., devoted to providing a nurturing environment for terminally ill individuals who are indigent, homeless or abandoned, and Pet Peace of Mind, a program  training volunteers to care for the pets of hospice patients, including routine daily care, trips to the vet and facilitating adoption after the owner dies. He is on the Advisory Board of Global Partners in Care,  a nonprofit organization promoting collaboration between U.S. and international hospices to foster idea-sharing, education and fundraising support for hospices in low resource settings.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Akron and holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Kent State University.

John was born and raised in Akron and he and his family now reside in West Akron.

“It’s wonderful to be back home. I’m honored to be working with the Leadership Team at Hospice of the Western Reserve and furthering the mission of this exceptional organization. It’s where I started my hospice career many years ago and I’ve come full circle. There is no other place I’d rather be than with this team and serving those in Northern Ohio”, Mastrojohn said.

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