Tell us a little bit about your role as a RNCM Case Manager.
How is does your team support you?
What does safety first mean to you?
Tell me about a time when you had a problem in the field and the support from staff enabled you to provide better care for the patient.
I’ve long felt a calling to serve people in a spiritual support/healing capacity, in a way that would build upon my personal spiritual journey that encompasses many faith paths and traditions. That led me to attend a two-year interfaith seminary program from which I graduated and was ordained as an interfaith minister in 2011. The following year I began volunteering as a chaplain at a local hospital in Vermont, which included ministering to people at the end of life. In 2013, my dear mother was admitted to hospice and I experienced firsthand the care and support given to dying patients and their families. With the support of the hospice team, my family and I were able to accompany mom at the end of her life journey with peace, dignity, and love. That experience of being on the receiving end of hospice, more than anything else, planted the seed in me to become a hospice chaplain.
Why do you enjoy working at VNH?
I enjoy working at VNH because of the care I can provide to the patients that I see in their homes. The team support that I experience at VNH in providing this care is very gratifying.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know?
I enjoy time with family whenever possible.