Willis receives Caregivers Award

Compass Regional Hospice nurse Cathy Willis is the most recent recipient of the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Hospice Caregivers Award. Pictured, from left, are Kirk Helfenbein of Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home; Heather Guerieri, chief executive officer of Compass Regional Hospice; Willis; and Chris Fontana of Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam.

CENTREVILLE — Cathy Willis, a registered nurse and case manager with Compass Regional Hospice, is the most recent recipient of the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Hospice Caregivers Award.

Willis was nominated by a multiple patients’ family members to recognize her for going above and beyond in the care that she provides, a news release states.

Each staff member of Compass Regional Hospice is committed to the mission, which is to provide “care on your terms” to individuals and their families through comprehensive, professional and compassionate end-of-life care and grief support, the release states.

Willis was singled out for the care she provided to the nominators’ loved ones. As a nurse, Willis has been caring for patients at Compass Regional Hospice since 2013.

“Nurse Cathy was very helpful and supportive during my mom’s hospice care. I could tell that she genuinely cared about my mom and for the work that she does,” one nominator wrote.

The quarterly Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Hospice Caregivers Award is open to physicians, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, hospice aides, chaplains, administrative staff and volunteers of Compass Regional Hospice who care for patients in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties.

To learn more about Compass Regional Hospice and the various services available, contact 443-262-4100 or info@compassregionalhospice.org.

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