Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 12 noon
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall
Speaker: Kathryn Grigsby
Former CEO, The Hospice of Baton Rouge
“My Mother: Plan B, 1988”
Whether in a professional setting or one of her many volunteer activities, Kathryn Grigsby brings dedication, commitment, and compassion to the people she works for and with. She has been a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church and her faith has guided her throughout her life. She has a particular love for Habitat for Humanity. In celebration of her 20th anniversary with The Hospice of Baton Rouge, she chose to work on a Habitat house instead of a having a party.
In 1988, Kathryn became CEO of The Hospice of Baton Rouge, the second oldest continuously operating hospice provider in Louisiana. When she joined The Hospice of Baton Rouge, there was a staff of nine and the budget was just over $200,000. Today there are over 55 staff members and the annual budget is over $4 million. The Hospice of Baton Rouge is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) and remains the leader in providing acute inpatient care in The Butterfly Wing of the BRGMC which opened in 2005.
Kathryn has received many honors including the John W. Barton Excellence in Non-profit Management Award, The Baton Rouge Business Report Influential Women in Business Award and was inducted into the University High School Alumni Hall of Distinction. She has also served on the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Hospice Care and the LSU Press Advisory Board.
In retirement, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family. She lives less than a mile from where she was born and graduated from University Laboratory School and LSU. She loves fly-fishing, snow skiing, and gardening. She is a member of the Camellia Society and supports Volunteers in Public Schools.
WOMEN IN SPIRIT is a monthly interfaith gathering for women who are seeking spiritual growth and wishing to share new and affirming perspectives on faith in everyday life. Sponsored by St. Joseph Cathedral, it offers a welcoming haven for women from the stresses of office or home. Its meetings include a complimentary lunch with time for networking with other women who represent a spectrum of ethnic origins and religious affiliations. To ensure adequate planning, please let us know you’re coming by phoning the Parish Office 225-387-5928 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.