Guthrie Hospice Staff Celebrate National Hospice Month

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Guthrie Hospice Staff Celebrate National Hospice Month

Sayre, PA – November is National Hospice Month and Guthrie Hospice held an appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to honor staff and volunteers for their commitment to providing much needed support to Guthrie’s hospice patients and their families. As a special gift, Anja Miller, RN, CHPN, Clinical Director of Guthrie Hospice, presented Angel pins to the "Angels" on the Hospice team, and thanked them for their dedication to Guthrie Hospice.

Guthrie Hospice staff is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and comfort to patients and their loved ones with specialty-trained staff who work to create a plan of care with an emphasis on maintaining independence and quality of life. To accomplish this goal, Guthrie Hospice offers a wide range of services including 24-hour staff availability; medication, durable medical equipment and medical supplies provided for patient comfort; and bereavement and grief services for families.

“The Guthrie Hospice staff provide expert care and comfort to our patients and their loved ones,” said Anja Miller, RN, CHPN, Clinical Director of Guthrie Hospice. “I want to thank the team of angels we have working at Guthrie Hospice. They are truly dedicated to helping our patients to maintain their quality of life.”

Guthrie Hospice is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Hospice nurses and aides are certified in hospice and palliative care by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN).

To learn more about Guthrie Hospice services, call 1-800-598-6155 or visit http://www.guthrie.org/services/hospice.

Guthrie Health is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

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Row one (l-r): Paul Webb, MD, Hospice Medical Director; Jeffrey Wilkinson, Chaplain; Connie McClure, LPN; Christy McDermott, HHA; Anja Miller, RN, CHPN, Clinical Director. Row two: Karen Abbott, RN; Karen Robinson, SW; Linda Raub, LPN; Sylvia VanValkenburg, HHA; Donald Bankes, RN; Bobbi Stockholm, RN; Patience Wulf, RN, CHPN; Mikki Cole, RN, CHPN. Not photographed: Violet Young.