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Richmond County Hospice leader named Woman of Distinction

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ROCKINGHAM — One of Richmond County’s leading ladies is being recognized nationally for her efforts in her profession and the community.

Kristina Leyden, CEO of Richmond County Hospice, was recently selected for the Nationwide Registries Women of Distinction 2023 Honors Edition “for demonstrating superior expertise, leadership and professional excellence in her field.”

“Her dedication and tenacity set the standard in the industry,” reads a press release dated July 28.

“Representing the state as one of the best in the country requires tenure, experience, and a proven track record. There is humble yet strong will embedded inside her drive to succeed. As a talented and intelligent woman, her discipline about work ethic sets her apart.”

The Nationwide Registries for Women of Distinction highlights “the professional accomplishments and stories of today’s best and brightest women in business.”


“During the vetting process it was noted along with her extraordinary reputation that she has also consistently maintained a positive peer rating throughout the years,” the release continues about Leyden, adding that her inclusion was based on several factors, including academic history, feedback from clients, years of service, community involvement and “overall contribution to the betterment of society.”

Leyden has been at the helm of Richmond County Hospice since June of 2012. She currently serves as vice chair of the executive committee for the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is also a member of Rockingham Rotary and the United Way Allocations committee.

“She prides herself on transparency and integrity,” the release states. “She is the kind of professional admired by colleagues and peers alike. Her kindness and willingness to always help others and find solutions to most questions is both noble and highly respected.

“She has made a significant difference in the profession; therefore, it is a fact that after considerable review and research, she has been deemed a true Woman of Distinction always practicing with grace and in good character.”

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