Alive Hospice Hires Administrator of Nashville In-patient Unit

Nashville, TN (October 21, 2020) – Alive announced today that Danielle Buchanan (MSN, RN, BSW) has joined its team as the Administrator of its Nashville in-patient unit, providing 24/7 care for patients at the end of life and support for their families.

Ms. Buchanan will be responsible for providing clinical leadership to the Nashville residence staff while overseeing the quality of care provided to patients and families. Buchanan brings more than twenty years of healthcare experience to Alive. Her prior experience includes serving as Director of Operations for AseraCare, Branch Director/Director of Nursing at Willowbrook Hospice, and Team Lead at St. Thomas Health. She holds a Master of Nursing degree in Nursing Administration from Capella University, MN

“I look forward to getting to know the patients and families we care for here at our Nashville in-patient unit,” said Buchanan. “It is an honor to join an organization that is well-respected in the community for making a positive impact at such a critical time for patients and their loved ones. This role brings together my nursing and administration skills along with insight I gained at the beginning of my career as a social worker. I can’t wait to contribute.”

Interim Administrator Jennifer Levi has been promoted to Senior Director of both of Alive’s in-patient units (in Murfreesboro and Nashville) and its Poplar homecare team to guarantee quality and standardize Alive’s in-patient hospice care.


About Alive

Alive is the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services in Middle Tennessee. Its mission is to provide loving care for people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives. This includes in-home and in-patient hospice care, grief support, advance care planning, outreach, support to underserved communities, education, financial assistance, a comprehensive volunteer program, and professional training through the Alive Institute. A pioneer in the “good death” movement, Alive established the third hospice in the nation in 1975. Today, it remains true to its roots as an innovator and leader, helping individuals Adapt to Life Limiting Illnesses Very Effectively (ALIVE). To learn more or volunteer, visit or call 615-327-1085.