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Alivia Care, Inc.'s Susan Ponder-Stansel Honored in Florida Trend's Florida 500 List


November 20, 2023 (Jacksonville, Fl.) - Alivia Care, Inc. proudly announces that Susan Ponder-Stansel, President and CEO, has been recognized as one of the prestigious Florida Trend Florida 500 honorees. This accolade acknowledges Ms. Ponder-Stansel's outstanding leadership and significant contributions to Florida's business landscape.

The Florida Trend Florida 500, an annual list compiled by the esteemed Florida Trend magazine, celebrates influential individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields across the state. Susan Ponder-Stansel's inclusion in this select group of 27 leaders in the "health sciences" category underscores her impact on the healthcare sector and her commitment to driving positive change within the industry.

Congratualtions, Susan Ponder-Stansel, on being nominated one of Florida's most influential business leaders of 2023.


Alivia Care is the non-profit parent company of 10 subsidiary corporations that provide care to patients and their families living with serious or advancing illnesses in North Florida and South Georgia.

"We are the safety net provider for hospice care, accepting all patients who are medically eligible, regardless of their ability to pay for care," says Ponder-Stansel, who has led the company's Community Hospice & Palliative Care since 1988. She has been the parent company's CEO since it was formed in 2020.

Susan Ponder-Stansel's inclusion in the Florida Trend Florida 500 is a testament to her exceptional leadership, innovation, and influence within the state. Alivia Care, Inc. congratulates contributions to the advancement of healthcare in Florida.

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Alivia Care, Inc. is a 501c3 based in Jacksonville, Florida, whose mission is to provide leadership support to create innovative care solutions through best-in-class services, collaborative partnerships, and strategic investments. The strategic intent of Alivia Care, Inc. is to provide a structure that will support the expanded mission and vision of Community Hospice & Palliative Care and prepare it to respond to changes in care delivery and reimbursement for patients living with advanced or chronic illnesses. The structure of Alivia Care was also designed to support additional programs and services beyond hospice care that will fulfill its goal of serving more people in more places, to help them live better with advancing illness. For more information, go to You can also find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.