Rafael Sciullo, president & CEO is a seasoned, compassionate health care leader who brings more than 30 years of experience as a hospice administrator with hospices and hospitals and as a social worker.
Rafael is known for his vision, collaboration and heart for the hospice mission. For the past 26 years, he has led hospice and palliative care organizations in the Northeast.
Rafael is also a nationally well–known advocate for end-of-life care. He is a past president and chairperson of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and recipient of its prestigious Founder Award.
Education & Training
Rafael has a wide range of education. He holds a master’s in healthcare management from Hartford Graduate Center, a master’s in social work from University of Connecticut, a master’s from University of San Diego and an undergraduate degree from Duns Scotus College. He also served in ministerial and educational positions with the Franciscan Order, living and working with Hispanic, Navajo, and Appalachian communities.
As a mission–driven leader, Rafael believes in always staying close to patients and families so he can keep himself connected to the true purpose of how to lead a hospice the right way.
Suncoast Hospice Care Centers
Suncoast Hospice has three care centers located throughout Pinellas County.
Our care centers are designed for the comfort of patients and families.
Hear stories from those we serve every day and the lives that have been touched and healed by Suncoast Hospice programs.
The Servo family wished to give their sweet-loving baby boy Owen the best care and quality of life at home. Owen suffered from a rare, terminal genetic condition, and they brought him home from the hospital but needed help.