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News - October 31, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 31, 2023
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Alexandria, Va. – Goodwin Living™ has announced that Nana Sarpong, Goodwin Hospice administrator, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors at Joseph’s House, a nonprofit medical respite facility located in Washington, D.C. that provides care and support to unhoused individuals who suffer from HIV/AIDS or terminal cancer.
“I am proud to say that Joseph’s House is led by a diverse board and staff who bring their lived experiences and cultural competency to our vision, strategy and practices,” said Joseph’s House Executive Director Kowshara Thomas. “Nana’s passion, commitment and strategic thinking will contribute to the growth and success of the organization. I believe everything happens for a reason, and Joseph’s House is blessed to have him serve on the board.”
Sarpong’s journey with Joseph’s House began when a colleague introduced him to Thomas. The relationship continued to build when Sarpong assisted in transferring a Goodwin Hospice patient to the care of Joseph’s House. What started as a joint effort to provide care and services to a client quickly turned into a passion for helping the organization to grow.
“It’s a humbling opportunity, because I believe Joseph’s House is doing a lot of good, serving this underserved population in D.C.,” said Sarpong. “Similar to Goodwin Hospice, Joseph’s House is a nonprofit organization that does needed work. I’m honored to help both organizations in any way that I can.”
Being a part of the Goodwin Living family, Sarpong values the importance of guaranteeing respectful and empathetic care during the most vulnerable moments of people’s lives. In his role at Goodwin Hospice, Sarpong is responsible for ensuring quality and compassionate care and compliance with federal and state regulations. He played a crucial role in leading the Goodwin Hospice team in achieving national accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP). This respected certification is a testament to the fact that Goodwin Hospice provides the best practices and care for those who seek and receive end-of-life compassion and support.
A graduate of D’Youville University, Sarpong has a master of science degree in health services administration. In 2023, he was selected to participate in the Leadership Alexandria Class of 2024 of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
About Goodwin Living™ (goodwinliving.org): Goodwin Living™ touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its range of senior living communities, specialized healthcare services, community partnerships and philanthropic endeavors. With a mission to support, honor and uplift the lives of others (specifically older adults and those who care for them), Goodwin Living leads the way in expanding the places and ways we can all thrive and find purpose as we age. Older adults will discover options that meet them where they want to be, and those options are managed and provided by team members who represent more than 65 countries. Goodwin Living has been a Washington Post Top Workplace for five consecutive years and was named the #1 Top Workplace for 2023. Get more information at GoodwinLiving.org or by following Goodwin Living on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About Joseph’s House: Since its start in 1990, during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Joseph’s House has provided support to homeless members of the D.C. community dying of AIDS. Over time, their services have expanded to include care for people with all stages of AIDS or terminal cancer, allowing them to reach a wider audience. Get more information at JosephsHouse.org or by following Joseph’s House on Facebook or Instagram.