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Daisy Award Announced

daisyFirst DAISY Award Presented to Gail Satterthwaite

The nomination, submitted by a family member of a hospice patient, cited Gail as a “true Guardian Angel in our lives.” “Gail treated our mother as I am sure she treats members of her own family. The love she shared for and with our mom filled the room when Gail entered. She made sure all of us know what to expect from the beginning of Mom’s journey to the very end. She was compassionate and honest, even when the information she shared was not something anyone wants to hear about their loved one.” The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national program recognizing the very special work nurses do every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation – an organization for the elimination of diseases attacking the immune system – in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes’ parents established the foundation in their son’s memory because they had experienced firsthand the skills and compassionate care of many nurses. The award is given quarterly at Hospice of Dayton in recognition of nurses who exemplify the values and mission of Hospice of Dayton. Gail has been a member of the Hospice of Dayton staff for 23 years providing care for patients in their homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ruth Thomson Achieves Fellowship Status

Ruth Thomson, D.O., Vice President of Medical Care with Hospice of Dayton, has achieved one of the highest honors the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine can bestow.  Dr. Thomson has earned recognition as a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Fellowship is an honor achieved by those physicians whose professional activity is devoted to the practice of hospice and/or palliative medicine. Fellows of the Academy are required to be board certified, members of AAHPM for 5 years and active within the Academy. These individuals request and voluntarily submit applications for Fellowship. In so doing, they are inviting an evaluation of their practice by their peers of their personal integrity, knowledge of the field, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated scholarship.

Dr. Thomson joins Hospice of Dayton colleague Cleanne Cass, D.O., in achieving the advanced recognition as a Fellow by demonstrating significant commitment to the field of hospice and palliative medicine.

PATHWAYS BREAKAWAY 2013

Pathways Breakaway is a grief focused event designed for children and teens that have experienced the death of a parent or significant loved one. Going through this day-long event in age specific groups, children and teens will enjoy grief groups utilizing discussion, art and music as well as fun activities such as swimming and ice-skating. Lunch and snacks provided. The only things participants will need to bring are a swim suit and towel.

Click here to register.