Hospice Employees Earn Certification

Catawba Regional Hospice is pleased to announce that 5 employees have recently received specialty certification as hospice care professionals. They join an additional 7 physicians and 40-plus nurses, nursing assistants, and social workers at CRH who have achieved certification. As a result, their proven expertise not only enhances medical care but also improves quality of life for patients and families.

Those earning certification include:

• Patti Goodwin, RN, CHPN, Director of Clinical Services and Sherrills Ford Hospice House Manager

Patti Goodwin

Patti Goodwin

• Heather Morris, RN, CHPN

Heather Morris

Heather Morris

• Crystal Thurman, RN, CHPN

Crystal Thurman

Crystal Thurman

• Missy Brown Lail, RN, CHPN

Missy Brown Lail

Missy Brown Lail

• Shoua Yang, CNAII, CHPNA

Shoua Yang

Shoua Yang

Being certified as a hospice professional ensures that CRH staff members are well equipped to provide exceptional care to patients facing advanced illness. Certification is earned following years of practical experience and a rigorous examination that tests knowledge about serving hospice patients and maximizing their care needs.

Additionally, this certification proves each individual employee's dedication to excellence and demonstrates to patients and families CRH's firm commitment to providing care tailored to specific needs. CRH's team serves homes, community facilities, and hospitals in a 10-county service area, plus inpatient hospice houses in Newton, NC, and Sherrills Ford, NC, in the Lake Norman area.

Catawba Regional Hospice's certification is earned through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®), which is the only organization that offers specialty certification for all levels of the hospice and palliative nursing care team and administrators. NBCHPN® provides a national standard for certification criteria and currently certifies over 17,000 health professionals.