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Honoring Personal Care Specialists During Nursing Assistant’s Week

During Nursing Assistant’s Week, we honor our Personal Care Specialists who are central to our superior care and superior services.

Mary Murphy, President and Chief Nursing Officer of the Southwest Care Region of Ohio’s Hospice explains that Ohio’s Hospice changed the title of the Nursing Assistant to Personal Care Specialists because of the critical role they play in ensuring the best quality of life for our patients. “They provide the essential daily, hands-on care in homes, nursing homes and inpatient settings,” says Murphy. “As professionals the Personal Care Specialists are instrumental in promoting and safeguarding the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of the patients and their families. They are indeed specialists, attentive to patient changes and needs that enable every member of the clinical team to be more effective and responsive. Their contributions form the foundation of our quality care.”

In honoring them, Murphy said “Our Personal Care Specialists are trained professionals, who collaborate closely with other health care providers to deliver superior care and services and elevate the status of their profession.”

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