For Immediate Release

February 15, 2018

Kayla Arnesen, APR

The Denver Hospice Announces New Director of Quality and Compliance

DENVER, February 15, 2018 — Dawn Darvalics has been named Director of Quality and Compliance for The Denver Hospice. In this role, Dawn is directing and supporting patient medical documentation to ensure compliance with federal/state regulations, while overseeing managers and teams in the departments of health information, quality and education.

Dawn’s extensive background includes more than 15 years of experience leading organizations to improved performance. She was senior vice president and executive director of Aspire Health’s learning and development department. Dawn also worked as a management consultant for Ohio’s Hospice Incorporated, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and Caring Foundations.

Dawn also worked at VITAS and was responsible for electronic health record implementation, process design, program management and operational leadership and oversight for all VITAS palliative care programs, ensuring that the company’s patient-centered vision and mission were at the forefront of all strategic decisions.

“I am honored to serve The Denver Hospice’s patients and families in the Director of Quality and Compliance role,” says Dawn Darvalics. “I am looking forward to collaborating with leadership and staff to bring the highest levels of care quality to our patients.”


About The Denver Hospice

The Denver Hospice is the region’s leading, largest and most trusted not-for-profit provider of life-enhancing hospice and palliative care. That means we offer more expertise, more resources and a more complete continuum of compassionate care to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life transition. For more information, visit

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