VNA Health Group announces leadership transition in hospice and palliative care

After eight years of service at VNA Health Group in Neptune, Dr. Marianne Holler, chief medical officer for hospice, palliative medicine and the Parker Advanced Care Institute, will transition from her full-time role to an advisory position with the organization as she prepares for retirement. Dr. Audrey Radin, currently the associate chief medical officer, will be promoted to chief medical officer.

Holler’s tenure at VNA has been marked by exceptional dedication and leadership. Her passion for providing quality end-of-life care and determination to support the region’s older population led her to establish VNA’s Palliative Care Program in 2016. Under her leadership, the program delivered over 10,000 patient visits in its first five years.

“Dr. Holler epitomizes our values and is truly a physician of distinction,” Christopher Rinn, CEO and president of VNA Health Group, said. “Her dedication and hard work have been a cornerstone of our hospice and palliative care services. I am truly grateful that she will continue to serve as an adviser, which will benefit our patients and the communities we serve.”

Radin brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role, having joined Barnabas Health in 1993 and expanded her role to include Palliative Care in 2010. She has been a valued member of the VNA family since 2015, following the home care and hospice partnership with Barnabas Health.

“Dr. Radin is a phenomenal physician and a leader in her field,” Rinn said. “Her extensive experience and commitment to patient care make her the ideal candidate to lead our hospice and palliative care services. We are thrilled to promote her to chief medical officer and look forward to her continued leadership.”

Radin has held numerous leadership roles, including serving as vice chair of the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Ethics Committee and participating in various hospital committees. She is professionally affiliated with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Center to Advance Palliative Care. In 2020, she was honored as a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the highest accolade for physician members.