Vice President, Care Continuum

Hospice of the Chesapeake

Brian Berger, LICSW, APHSW-C currently serves as the Vice President of Care Continuum accepting this role in December 2022. Brian is responsible for the overall administration of our care continuum which includes clinical integration, intake, admissions, business development, and community services. He leads a diverse team of serious illness professionals who provide access to care for all those who need support. Brian’s focus is on creating innovative models to strategically prepare Hospice of the Chesapeake for the changing healthcare industry.

Brian has spent the past 20 years working in hospice and palliative care driven by a passion for high quality, innovative and compassionate care for all with serious advanced illness. First volunteering for a hospice in Chicago, Brian began his career as a bereavement counselor and social worker. Since that time, he has worked in various leadership roles at non-profit hospices in Chicago, West Virginia and most recently, Rhode Island. His leadership has focused on increasing access to services for the seriously ill population, their caregivers and the community advocating for equity in the provision of care. Brian has presented at the national NHPCO and AAHPM conferences on topics of increasing quality utilizing telehealth for short length of stay patients and improving caregiver confidence.

Brian received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Truman State University in Missouri and his master’s in social work from Loyola University Chicago. In addition, he has received two Post-Graduate Certificates in Non-Profit Management and Project Management. Brian is a certified hospice and palliative care social worker through the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network. Brian is the recipient of 2023 LeadingAge Maryland Excellence in Innovation Award.