Wise receives FHN Caregivers Award
Talbot Hospice intake coordinator Carrie Wise, right, receives the Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Caregiver Award from FHN Funeral Director Justin Britcher. The quarterly award recognizes Talbot Hospice caregivers for their selfless devotion and generosity of heart and is based upon a nomination from a patient, family or peer. Wise is a Certified Hospice & Palliative Licensed Nurse with eight years of hospice experience.
As intake coordinator, she is the first person a family encounters when calling to inquire about hospice services and eligibility. “Having worked in hospice admissions for a number of years, I understand the trepidation families initially feel,” Wise said. “My goal is to make them comfortable and to ease the process as much as possible during what is otherwise a very difficult time.” “Carrie’s kind, reassuring voice and her empathetic demeanor calm and reassure our patients and families and alleviate their fears when they call,” said Vivian Dodge, Talbot Hospice Executive Director. “This award is a well-deserved recognition of her commitment to excellence in hospice care.”
FHN also makes a donation in the recipient’s honor to the “Caregiver’s Heart” Scholarship Fund for a deserving local high school senior to pursue a career in nursing.