Hos­pice clin­i­cal as­sis­tant re­ceives care­giver award

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — Tonya Wright, Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice’s clin­i­cal as­sis­tant, is the most re­cent re­cip­i­ent of the Fel­lows, Helfen­bein and New­nam Hos­pice Care­givers Award.

Wright was nom­i­nated by a pa­tient’s fam­ily mem­ber, who rec­og­nized her com­mit­ment to com­pas­sion­ate and per­son­al­ized care.

“Tonya was a glow­ing light in a very dark time in our lives. Not only did Tonya give her pa­tient thor­ough, pro­fes­sional care — she also cared for all of us. Her bright, en­cour­ag­ing at­ti­tude lifted our spir­its,” the Hos­pice Care­givers Award nom­i­na­tor said. “Although we knew oth­er­wise, Tonya gave us the im­pres­sion that my hus­band was her only pa­tient as she was car­ing for him.”

The mis­sion of Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice is to pro­vide “care on your terms,” for pa­tients di­ag­nosed with a life-lim­it­ing ill­ness. Each staff mem­ber is com­mit­ted to learn­ing what is im­por­tant to each pa­tient and help­ing them cel­e­brate life with their fam­ily and friends.

“What an honor it is to be pre­sented this award,” Wright said. “I am just filled with thank­ful­ness and love for my pa­tients, their fam­i­lies and my col­leagues at Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice.”

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

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Fel­lows, Helfen­bein and New­nam Funeral Home, 408 S. Lib­erty St., Cen­tre­ville, at 410-758-1151 or info@fh­n­fu­ner­al­home. com.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

From left: Kirk Helfen­bein, Fel­lows, Helfen­bein and New­nam; Tonya Wright, clin­i­cal as­sis­tant, Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice; and Heather Guerieri, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice.

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