Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oct. 30, 2023 – Sara Lowe, executive director of Emmanuel Hospice, has been selected for the Grand Rapids 200 list.
Published by Crain’s Grand Rapids Business, Grand Rapids 200 is a comprehensive list of the most powerful executives in more than 20 industries in Grand Rapids. The list was compiled based on a number of factors, including the size of a given company or organization, growth rate, geographical reach and extensive personal contacts.
Lowe launched Emmanuel Hospice 10 years ago with the conviction that being on hospice doesn’t have to mean giving up hope. She has nurtured the nonprofit, which is growing into one of the premier hospice providers in Michigan.
The organization has grown from serving 50 patients in Kent County with a team of five in its first year to more than 600 patients in eight counties with a team of nearly 90 today. The nonprofit also provides free grief counseling and support services annually to more than 1,500 community members.
Lowe has received several accolades during her career. She was most recently named one of Michigan’s 50 most influential Women in 2022 and was an ATHENA Young Professional Finalist in 2018.
Lowe serves as a board chair of the Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association and has served on the North Kent Aquatic Team board for seven years, most recently as president.
A licensed master social worker since 2007, Lowe earned her both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Grand Valley State University.
Originally from Zeeland, she now resides in Grand Rapids with her husband, Elliott, and children, Avery and Hudson.
About Emmanuel Hospice
Emmanuel Hospice is an interfaith provider of compassionate, person-centered hospice care to patients and their loved ones in West Michigan. Serving the community since 2013, the nonprofit draws on a team approach that focuses holistically on mind, body and spirit, working to enhance each patient’s life with a combination of expert medical care, spiritual counseling and complementary therapies – because hospice is more about living than dying. Emmanuel Hospice has expanded to serve all of Kent and Ottawa counties and portions of Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Ionia, Montcalm and Muskegon counties. For more information, visit EmmanuelHospice.org.