Memorial Hospital News
Hospice of Memorial Hospital associates earn certifications
Hospice of Memorial Hospital nursing professionals Anne Borer, R.N., Susan Cenkus, R.N. and Sherri Wilbur, S.T.N.A. each recently earned palliative care certifications from the National Board for Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN). Borer and Cenkus earned Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nursing (CHPN); Wilbur earned Certification for Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant (CHPNA).
Sherri Wilbur and Anne Borer.
Wilbur has been with Hospice of Memorial Hospital since 2006; Borer joined the team in 2001, and Cenkus in 2011.
According to the NBCHPN Web site, its mission is to “advance quality in the provision of care to patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses through certification of health professionals.”
Vicki Meade, R.N., director of Hospice of Memorial Hospital, thinks these certifications shows her associates’ commitment to their patients. “As practitioners in hospice and palliative care, each of us takes great pride in our expertise and commitment to quality at the end of life – NBCHPN certification requires a demonstration of extensive palliative care and hospice nursing,” she said.
Hospice of Memorial Hospital is committed to enhancing quality of life by supporting patients and families physically, emotionally and spiritually in this community. The hospice team creates an individual holistic plan of care for every hospice patient – specific to their needs and desires. Hospice care is based on the belief that people have the right to live out their lives pain free and with dignity. For more information, visit memorialhcs.org/hospice.