Darlene Thurber, R.N., BSA, CALA, LNHA

Executive Director of Journey Hospice

Darlene Thurber, R.N., BSA, CALA, LNHA, has been welcomed into the LSMNJ family as the new Executive Director of Journey Hospice. Darlene grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Adelphi University with a BSN in Nursing. The following years she spent working as a nurse in varied settings, including critical care and community based nursing.

The next point in Darlene’s career included working ten years as a Director of Nursing at a 186 skilled nursing facility, where she achieved her LNHA license. “I have been blessed to be able to do what I love most, working with seniors in a variety of healthcare settings,” stated Darlene.

She worked at the Shores of Wesley Manor, as their Executive Director and as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator for four years. Her career than afforded her a great opportunity, to work as the Executive Director at VITAS Hospice which is where she developed her passion for Hospice.

Those positions and her years of clinical experience have prepared Darlene for the position as Executive Director of Journey Hospice. “I look forward to developing my Senior Leadership position with LSMNJ, while positioning Journey Hospice as the Hospice of Choice,” said Darlene.

In her spare time, Darlene enjoys traveling with her husband to sunny locations, and spending time with her three adult children, five grandchildren, three dogs and one cat.

She enjoys spending her time entertaining family and friends, working in her flower gardens, and collecting sea glass along the beach.