Wise re­ceives FHN Care­givers Award

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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.

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