Carolina Caring CEO honored

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 17, 2022

Dana Killian, president and CEO of Carolina Caring, has been named among the Top 50 women leaders in North Carolina by “Women We Admire,” a national, online publication that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women leaders across business, government, nonprofits, entertainment, sports and other fields of work and interest.

Recognized for her contributions to the healthcare industry, Killian has pursued better health for communities by using innovative technologies at the nonprofit that provides serious illness care. She seeks to expand access to hospice and palliative medicine services.

In 2021, the nonprofit launched Carolina Caring House Calls, a program designed to serve patients who face barriers to accessing routine medical care. The organization will soon launch a remote patient monitoring program, which is designed to decrease hospital admissions and emergency room visits by improving patients’ wellness levels at home. The organization also continues to evolve its Virtual Intake Platform (VIP), which simplifies the referral to admission process for patients with serious health conditions.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the Women We Admire alongside North Carolina’s most influential women,” says Killian. “It wouldn’t be possible without the selfless dedication of my team, who provide an unparalleled level of care for patients because they’re driven not only by duty, but also by purpose and passion.”

Carolina Caring, founded in 1979, is an independent, community-based, nonprofit healthcare provider. It specializes in programs that offer relief from chronic conditions, serious illnesses, and the challenges they bring, including palliative medicine and hospice care for all ages, primary care and grief counseling. Carolina Caring serves Rowan among 12 counties across western North Carolina and the Charlotte Region.

View the full list of honorees here.