COSHOCTON -- Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton announced that Kelly Lofton has joined Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton County as Executive Director.

Lofton brings with her over 20 years' experience in community health care, acute care, long-term care and a strong expertise in data-driven, long-term strategic planning. Lofton will be a welcome addition to the superior quality services that Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton County offers its clients and families.

Prior to joining Health Services of Coshocton, Lofton was the Administrator for Ohio's Choice Home Health and Hospice, where she led business development and new client systems.

From 2011 through 2012, Lofton was the Director of Clinical Services for ViaQuest Inc. Home Health and Hospice, where she concurrently developed and implemented the home health and hospice programs.

In addition, she was an integral member of the Licensing/Business Development teams, where she led the state licensing process, evaluation and survey and concurrently, orchestrated the accreditation of both home health and hospice service areas.

Lofton is a Registered Nurse with the Ohio Board of Nursing, Alumni of The Ohio State University College of Nursing and holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management.

She has lived in Coshocton County with her husband and two children for over 15 years.

Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton County is a non-profit agency which serves Coshocton County and surrounding areas and provides home health care, hospice care, palliative care, physical and occupational therapy, Telehealth, extra care private duty, DD waiver, and passport services.