Terence M. Murphy, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Bayhealth Inc., was appointed chairman of Delaware Hospice’s Board of Trustees at its landmark 30th Anniversary Board Meeting.
Former Chair Sharon Leyhow, JD, turned over leadership after two successful years of providing outstanding service to the largest and only not-for-profit hospice organization in the state of Delaware. Leyhow will continue to serve on the board of trustees.
Murphy was appointed as president and chief executive officer of Bayhealth Inc., and president and chief executive officer of Bayhealth Medical Center Inc., in October 2009. He previously served as Bayhealth’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, after having served previously as vice president, Southern Region of Bayhealth Medical Center.
Murphy is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of all operations of both Kent General and Milford Memorial hospitals. Murphy is also chairman of the Bayhealth Medical Center Board and a member of other affiliated boards including Bayhealth Inc. and Bayhealth Cancer Institute.
Murphy joined the Delaware Hospice Board of Trustees in 2003 and has served on its Executive Committee. He said, “Delaware Hospice’s reputation in the community is outstanding, and it’s an honor to have this opportunity to support the organization in its mission of meeting the needs of patients and families they serve.”
Delaware Hospice President and CEO Susan Lloyd, MSN, RN, said, “We look forward to Mr. Murphy’s contributions as chairman of our board. I know that Delaware Hospice will benefit from his expertise as a recognized leader in healthcare."
Murphy received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Belmont Abbey College in 1982 and a master’s degree in health services administration from The George Washington University in 1985. Prior to joining the staff at Bayhealth, he served as vice president of Clinical and Professional Services at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, Md.
Murphy is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Healthcare Association. In addition, he received the 2008 Regent’s Award for Senior-Level Healthcare Executives from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Murphy is currently a member of the Dover Colonial Rotary Club, Greater Dover Committee and Delaware Business Roundtable, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Delaware Hospice and the Board of Directors of Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Murphy and his wife, Julie, live in Camden and have three daughters.
For more information on Delaware Hospice go to www.delawarehospice.org.