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I’m a Registered Nurse, certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. I’m also a certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator and licensed Home Health Administrator. I currently serve as chairperson of the Exam Development Committee for Hospice and Palliative Care Administrators, and I have recently been selected to serve on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Credentialing board.
My career in medicine began as a nurse with a hospital background, and I eventually transitioned into hospice and palliative care in 2003. I learned that many of the duties I’d been performing as a hospital nurse were similar to palliative care. Those experiences, along with my work in home health, drew me to hospice and my current position with Cura-HPC.
There are many misconceptions about working in hospice. I view it as an opportunity to help patients and their families have the best experience possible during a difficult and trying time. I love having that opportunity to bring comfort to an end of life experience.
After working in hospice, you naturally develop a passion for educating others about it. We see the benefit of this type of care every day and want to reach out to as many individuals as possible to allow them to enjoy the benefits that hospice care offers.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a grown daughter and my enjoy spending time with my two grandchildren.