Jean Kranz joined the HospiceCare team in 2021, bringing with her extensive experience in clinical respiratory care, department management, academia, project management and patient centered medical home quality improvement. Prior to joining HospiceCare, Jean served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, an appointed position by Governor Jim Justice. Jean is a Board-registered (licensed) Respiratory Therapist and holds a national neonatal/pediatric credential. Jean has more than thirty-five years healthcare experience, including holding the Vice President position in Patient Safety for the WV Hospital Association. During her tenure at the WV Hospital Association, she worked on patient safety initiatives to assist in the standardization of policies and procedures across WV hospitals to help protect our WV residents.
Jean has always been a strong advocate for West Virginians, leveraging her far-reaching healthcare and advocacy knowledge to lobby for important healthcare matters that impact the Mountain State. Jean holds a dual master’s degree in business and human resource management from the University of Charleston.