Grief coun­selor wins award for ser­vices

Kent County News - - OPINION -

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.”

CON­TRIBUTED PHOTO

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.

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