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Community Healthcare of Texas Announces Board Chair

Written by Mindia Whittier

The Fort Worth-headquartered nonprofit has six office locations and 3 inpatient hospice facilities.

Community Healthcare of Texas, a nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider, announces the recent appointment of a new Chair to its Board of Directors.

Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger served on the organization’s Board for six years beginning in 2013 and was re-elected in 2021. He has served on the Executive, Finance, and Development Committees during his board tenure with Community Healthcare of Texas before now being appointed as Chair.

Community Healthcare of Texas is the largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider in Texas. It has provided compassionate end-of-life care services for adult and pediatric patients and their families since 1996. The organization serves 25 counties in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco areas.

Previously Senior Rabbi of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth, Rabbi Mecklenburger retired in 2016 after 32 years. He has received numerous honors over his nearly four decades of service to the community, including Fort Worth’s Multicultural Alliance presenting him with its annual award for his interfaith and interethnic work in 2011. He currently serves as Rabbi Emeritus of Beth-El Congregation.

“It is an honor to welcome Rabbi Mecklenburger as our new Board Chair.  He is a respected voice in our organization, and throughout the communities we serve,” said Viki Jingle, CEO for Community Healthcare of Texas. “His guidance and leadership come at the perfect time as we navigate the changes we expect to see for hospice and healthcare over the next few years. I look forward to working closely with him as we compassionately care for our patients and their families.”

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