Lisa Collins, RN, MSN
Chief Clinical & Operations Officer, Community Home Health
Since July 1998, Lisa Collins has served in several positions with Community Home Health, most recently as chief clinical and operations officer providing oversight to home care, hospice, home medical equipment and home infusion. Following the retirement of Jessie Westlund in December 2014, Lisa became chief operating officer of Community Home Health, Indiana’s leading home health care provider.
Lisa is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Nursing and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University.
A resident of Sheridan, Lisa is married and has five children and 10 grandchildren. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, antiques and fishing.
Thomas Ledyard, MD
Medical director, Community Home Care
Medical director, Life's Journey: Choices in Care
Medical director, Symptom Management Group
Dr. Thomas Ledyard is the medical director for Community Home Care, Life’s Journey: Choices in Care and the Symptom Management Group. For Life's Journey, Dr. Ledyard supports the inpatient team while coordinating care with the patient’s physician throughout the continuum of care. He also assists with Life’s Journey at Home patients. Tom was also former medical director of the Jane Pauley Community Health Center.
In May 2014, Dr. Ledyard became a fellow of the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at Indiana University Health. The nine-month fellowship trains health care professionals in clinical ethics, including ethics consultation, hospital ethics committee work and ethics research. Dr. Ledyard is Community’s only physician to seek this training and will bring a new perspective to the ethics committee and colleagues facing ethical challenges in patient care.
Tom was raised in a large family in northwest Indiana. He received his bachelor degree at Indiana University and his medical degree at Michigan State University. He completed his residency at Community Hospitals in 1997. The strong influences of his family, education and mentors lead him to the path of working with the underserved in Indianapolis, Kenya and most recently at a community health center in Gary, Indiana. He returned to the residency program after 11 years to share his experiences and to continue to grow with the residents and faculty.
Tom's wife, Robin, is a physician executive at Community Health Network. They have two daughters.
Dale Theobald, PhD, MD
Medical director, Community Hospice
Dr. Dale Theobald is the medical director for Community Hospice. Dr. Theobald is board certified in psychiatry, addictions, and hospice and palliative medicine. He has worked extensively in symptom management and end-of-life care settings, with more than twenty years of experience in caring for patients with terminal illnesses. He also holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and has published many articles on symptom assessment and management. His primary research interest is in telemedicine applications to symptom assessment and management in chronically ill populations.
Dr. Theobald oversees all hospice patient care. Whether the patient is an inpatient within Community Health Network, at a private residence, an assisted living resident, or living in a contracted extended care facility, his holistic approach toward patient care helps improve the quality of life for our patients. Dr. Theobald hopes to reduce the barriers to hospice care through strengthening the partnership between hospice staff, patients, their primary care physicians and their caregivers.