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Remembering Greg Wells

It is with great sadness that Bluegrass Care Navigators joins our Eastern Kentucky communities in the mourning of our dear friend, former board member, philanthropist, and businessman Mr. Greg Wells.

Mr. Wells was a respected leader in Perry County and across Eastern Kentucky. At the age of 21, he founded Leslie Resources which became one of the most successful coal mining companies in the region. He continued to expand his business operations to include residential and commercial land development as well as banking.

Among many community organizations with which he was engaged, Mr. Wells was an active board member of Bluegrass Care Navigators, then known as Hospice of the Bluegrass, from (2003-2008). His time on this board represented only a fraction of the visionary service that he engaged in with us and our region that he loved so dearly.

Mr. Wells was deeply committed to his community and often supported local charities and needs anonymously. Bluegrass Care Navigators was honored to receive a lead gift in 2011 for the Hospice Care Center in Hazard, Kentucky. Today, the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center provides end-of-life and respite care for patients who struggle to manage symptoms at home, in a homelike setting designed to comfort both the patient and their loved ones. Since 2011, and thanks to the support of Greg and Noreen, more than 3,500 patients from counties across Kentucky and several other states have benefitted from the Hospice Care Center.

“We join the Wells family and our numerous Kentucky communities in mourning this tremendous loss,” said Monica Couch, AVP of Eastern Kentucky Operations for Bluegrass Care Navigators. “Greg’s compassionate spirit and commitment to hospice care will be honored at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center with a tribute, and I know each of us are reflecting on the impact he made for our patients and families.”

The Bluegrass Care Navigators family sends our condolences to the Wells family.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Mr. Wells, please visit our donation page at

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