Dr. Sarah Hetue Hill

Sarah Hill is Director of Palliative Care for Ascension Health. In this role, she is responsible for directing palliative care efforts across the Ascension Health system of over 140 hospitals and 1900 sites of care.

Dr. Hill is currently Chair of the Board of the Supportive Care Coalition, a coalition of 19 Catholic health systems committed to advancing palliative care. She was also in the past a member of the National Quality Forum’s palliative and end of life care metrics committee.

In 2014, Dr. Hill received the Tomorrow’s Leader award from the Catholic Health Association.

Dr. Hill serves on several additional workgroups on advanced care and palliative care for organizations including the Catholic Healthcare CEO Connection’s Clinical Quality Leadership Forum and the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care.Dr. Hill has delivered presentations on palliative care at various national and regional events including the Catholic Health Association Annual Assembly, the Center to Advance Palliative Care annual assembly, the American Society on Aging, and the Supportive Care Congress. She has also been a speaker, guest lecturer and guest panelist on bioethics and has been a facilitator for ethics conferences. She currently serves on Sacred Heart Hospital’s ethics advisory committee.

Dr. Hill received her Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/biochemistry and a minor in theology from Marquette University in 2003. She also received the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Emerging Leader Award in 2003 from the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Care Ethics and Health Communication from the University of West Florida in 2006. Dr. Hill successfully defended her dissertation on perinatal palliative care ethics in August for her PhD in Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University.


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