Regional Hospice Nurse Wins Award

IMG_4005(Danbury, Conn.) Regional Hospice and Home Care’s Joanne Librie, RN, won the Pat McCue Memorial/New Orleans Chapter End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award. The honor includes a $2,500 prize to support her participation in the 2015 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center,  Grapevine, Texas (a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth) during October 15 – 17, 2015.

Librie, a board certified hospice and palliative care nurse, has been a case manager with Regional Hospice since 2007. She is a key member of their pain management committee and has been instrumental in creating the Clinical Pathways resource for the agency’s nurses. Recently, Librie developed content on hospice care for a national referral service organization, and continues to train new nurses and nursing students from the local university in oncology, palliative care and hospice practices. “My hospice philosophy is based on the comfort and dignity of my patients and families. Each patient and family is different and has different goals and needs,” said Librie.

In May of 2010, Librie received the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing –- Hospice Care. “I will do whatever the patient needs to make their end of life meaningful and their death peaceful.”

The Pat McCue Memorial/New Orleans Chapter End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award is an annual award supporting the continuing education of a registered nurse dedicated to caring for patients and supporting their families during end-of-life care.

Regional Hospice and Home Care’s team of experienced clinicians have been providing physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to children, adults and their families through our palliative and hospice care program for the past 30 years. Regional Hospice and Home Care is a nonprofit, state-licensed and Medicare-certified home health care and hospice agency. Now, with the opening of our new private-room, specialty hospital for palliative and end-of-life care — the Center for Comfort Care & Healing — Regional Hospice and Home Care can bring that same hope and compassionate care close to home and under one roof. For more information, visit www.RegionalHospiceCT.org. Follow us on twitter: @RegionalHospice. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RegionalHospiceandHomeCare

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