Grief counselor wins award for services
CENTREVILLE — Compass Regional Hospice grief counselor Wayne Larrimore is the 2018 winner of the Cynthia L. Nugent Clinical Excellence Award in Hospice and Palliative Care.
The award is named in honor of the late Cynthia Nugent, a hospice nurse who dedicated eight years of her life to Hospice of Queen Anne’s, now Compass Regional Hospice. Following Nugent’s passing in 2009, her husband, Bob, wanted to honor her work as a hospice nurse and recognize the excellent care she received as a patient at the Hospice Center in Centreville.
Larrimore of Millington was nominated by his peers for this award, which recognizes a Compass Regional Hospice clinical care provider who has shown outstanding dedication and excellence in caring for pa- tients with a serious illness and assisting their families.
Larrimore has been a member of the Compass Regional Hospice bereavement team for four years as a grief counselor. One award nominator wrote, “Since he began working for Compass Regional Hospice in 2014, he has proven to be an outstanding grief counselor and clinician that has helped many people of all ages.”
Heather Guerieri, executive director of Compass Regional Hospice, and Bob Nugent presented the award to Larrimore during the staff holiday party on Dec. 13.
“I am inspired and honored to work with our hospice team and to be recognized by my hospice family, which is humbling beyond words,” Larrimore said. “I appreciate and value this recognition as one of the highlights of my life.”
From left are Compass Regional Hospice Executive Director Heather Guerieri; grief counselor Wayne Larrimore, the 2018 winner of the Compass Regional Hospice Cynthia L. Nugent Clinical Excellence Award in Hospice and Palliative Care; and Bob Nugent, husband of the late Cynthia Nugent, a former hospice nurse with Hospice of Queen Anne’s, now Compass Regional Hospice.