Ohio’s Hospice hires top leader leaving Dayton VA Medical Center

The outgoing chief executive at the Dayton VA Medical Center will be moving on to a leadership position with Ohio’s Hospice.

CEO Glenn Costie, who is retiring at the end of October from the VA, will be the new chief of veteran services at Ohio's Hospice, according to the nonprofit.

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“Glenn Costie’s proven leadership of Veteran care will be a great asset to Ohio’s Hospice mission and care,” Ohio’s Hospice President and CEO Kent Anderson said in a statement. “We are delighted to welcome Glenn to the Ohio’s Hospice mission and looking forward to his leadership in advancing our care and service for the veterans we are privileged to serve.”

Ohio’s Hospice said Costie will be reviewing current service offerings and programs for veterans, crafting strategy to expand veteran care and services, working with Ohio’s Hospice affiliate members to ensure consistency and quality of veteran care, and leading new Ohio’s Hospice initiatives.

As CEO and medical center director with the Dayton VA Medical Center, Costie has been responsible for oversight of a 486-bed hospital, four community based outpatient clinics and oversight for Department of Defense contracts in and around the Dayton community.

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Ohio’s Hospice is a network that includes Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, and Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County among its members, and it serves more than 1,180 patients each day.

Costie, 55, a Virginia native started at the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1984. The Virginia Tech graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering worked at medical centers in Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland and Missouri before arriving in Dayton. He spent 15 years at the Cleveland VA, managing $750 million in construction projects.

He was appointed Dayton VA Medical director in 2011 after an investigation over concerns about a dentist who was found to not have changed gloves or properly sanitized equipment between patients, archives show.

The Dayton VA serves more than 38,000 veterans. Along with the main campus in Dayton, it oversees four medical clinics in Middletown, Springfield, Lima and Richmond, Ind.

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