Southwestern Illinois resident Amy Liefer has been promoted to general manager for the St. Louis service area of VITAS Healthcare, the Miami-based hospice provider announced this week. She oversees all aspects of end-of-life care for patients and families in an eight-county area.
At VITAS, Liefer has overseen development and growth strategies, leading a team to build relationships and hospice care partnerships with area physicians, hospitals and long-term care facilities. As general manager, she is responsible for operational performance and patient-family hospice services.
“In a year defined by healthcare challenges, VITAS strengthened its mission to provide compassionate care to our St. Louis hospice patients, their families and entire communities,” said Liefer. “I look forward to ensuring that all patients receive comfort-focused hospice care that honors their goals and wishes, and that our healthcare partners have the resources and expertise they need as we work through these challenges together.”
Prior to VITAS, Liefer served in various director roles at Hospital Sisters Health System/Southern Illinois Division and St. Josephs’ Hospital-Highland, as well as executive roles with nonprofit and fundraising consulting groups.
Liefer, a resident of Godfrey, has lived in the area for more than 20 years. She has held health-care administration roles in various markets in Illinois, including Highland, Breese and Greenville.
Liefer earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees at Colorado State University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (Chicago) and has earned certification in executive fundraising, accountability, organizational leadership, and research and decision-making.
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Since 2005, VITAS has provided interdisciplinary hospice care to patients and families in St. Louis City, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, Sainte Genevieve, Warren and Washington counties.
VITAS has a separate office in Fairview Heights that serves the Metro East area.