Tabitha, your answer for Elder Care, is pleased to welcome Mark Bettendorf as senior assistant administrator of Tabitha Hospice. He will aid in the management of process improvements, finances, operations and regulatory compliance of the Tabitha Hospice service line.

Bettendorf comes to Tabitha with over 30 years of extensive experience and knowledge in the management profession including aspects such as employee engagement and mentorship. He has a comprehensive understanding of regulatory compliance as well as collaboration with key referral sources ranging from hospitals to assisted living communities. He is currently a member on the state leadership board of the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. Throughout his management career, he has also been instrumental in hiring new staff and developing training programs for companies in metro cities throughout Nebraska.

Chris Wismer, administrator of Tabitha Hospice, confirms Bettendorf’s success, “Mark comes to Tabitha with an impressive background and a passion for team development. He has a natural ability to guide and coach others and we are grateful to have him as part of the Tabitha team.”

As the first and most experienced provider of hospice care in the state of Nebraska, Tabitha Hospice is the gold standard for quality, compassionate, end-of-life care. Our hospice care is provided throughout 28 southeast Nebraska counties, wherever the client calls home. As well as at two innovative hospice residences in Lincoln dedicated to compassionate end-of-life care, The Journey House, on Tabitha’s main campus and The Seagren House in south Lincoln. We provide the best clinical care, symptom control and pain management as well as emotional and spiritual support to clients and their families so they can spend their final months according to their wishes.

As a nonprofit organization serving 28 Nebraska counties for over 130 years, Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest, with compassionate at-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation, health care and hospice services. For answers to all your aging questions, visit us at