Two Doylestown Health Hospice nurses recently achieved a milestone goal in their careers that signals excellence in care for patients and families.
Thanks to hard work and dedication, Susan Hausle and Adrian Moser became Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses (CHPN).
"Taking the step to be a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse speaks volumes about their commitment to delivering quality end-of-life care to patients and families," said Diana Lovellette, director of Doylestown Health Hospice. "Not only is it a huge accomplishment for them individually, but also for Doylestown Health Hospice as we have the experts on our team!"
Sue is the Clinical Manager and Hospice Educator. Her background includes working in the ICU environment in New York before joining Doylestown Health Hospice. "I always gravitated towards the terminal patients," she said. "I found it very rewarding to be with these patients and families."
Adrian is the hospice department's Clinical Liaison who meets with patients and families entering hospice. "The relationship with patients and families is so unlike any other bond you share in nursing," said Adrian.
Both Adrian and Sue were case managers prior to serving in their current positions. They both decided to become certified in their fields, taking on the challenge of many hours of studying and practice exams and encouraging each other along the way. The Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN®) exam was designed for experienced hospice and palliative registered nurses and is offered through the national Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center.
Becoming certified for any nurse shows specialization of knowledge and skills, and a dedication to providing the best care to patients and families.
"This shows families that we're committed and we can offer them the best evidence-based care to ensure comfort for their loved ones," said Sue.
For more information about Doylestown Health Hospice, call 215-345-2202.
About Doylestown Health Hospice
When a patient's life expectancy is six months or less, comfort care options may be needed. Doylestown Health Hospice provides expert pain management, symptom-control techniques, caregiver relief, psychosocial and spiritual support, bereavement support, medical therapies and palliative care. Our compassionate approach to end-of-life care includes physician services, registered nurses, a chaplain, a social worker, home health aides, volunteers, and bereavement counselors who work together to help the entire family during these very difficult times.