The Chaplaincy in Tri-Cities picks new director

May 16, 2013 

— An experienced hospice director from Idaho has been named to lead The Chaplaincy in the Tri-Cities.

Paul Weil will replace Bette Cooper as executive director after she retired March 1.

“Paul’s education, professional background and spiritual grounding are well aligned with the vision, mission and values of The Chaplaincy,” said Alayne Heck, board president, in a statement.

Weil has been executive director at Hospice of North Idaho for a decade, increasing the number of patients, growing assets and adding programs, including Idaho’s first inpatient hospice center, according to The Chaplaincy.

He built strong relationships with community organizations and churches, it said.

“I have been searching for an organization that would blend my passion for hospice care with my spiritual background,” Weil said in a statement.

He also has held administrative positions at two surgery centers and was a board member for the Idaho State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

He has a master’s in pastoral ministry from Gonzaga University and a master’s of business administration from Union Graduate College in Schenectady, NY.

The Chaplaincy provides hospice, grief support and chaplain services.

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