Guerieri appointed President of Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

 

Heather Guerieri, RN, MSN, CHPN, executive director of Compass Regional Hospice was named president of the Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland board of directors. She steps into this leadership role after serving on the board since 2008. In that time, she has also served on the executive committee as secretary and vice president.

 

The Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland’s mission is to promote the delivery of quality hospice and palliative care by supporting the varied organizations throughout the state that aligns with its mission. Its board of directors includes hospice and palliative care representatives from all over the state.

 

Guerieri has dedicated her career to caring for individuals at the end-of-life. As a 1996 graduate of Salisbury University, Guerieri began her nursing career as a hospice nurse at Hospice of Queen Anne’s, now Compass Regional Hospice. She later joined the clinical team at Gilchrist where she worked as a homecare team manager and then assistant clinical director. After finishing her graduate program from Towson University in 2007, Guerieri returned to the organization she began her career with, as the executive director.

 

“As executive director of a regional hospice provider on the Eastern Shore, serving mostly rural areas, I understand how important having access to hospice services is to patients and their families,” says Guerieri.

“Over the years I have witnessed first-hand the growing acceptance and advancements of the hospice philosophy. I feel strongly that every individual nearing the end-of-life deserves to have the option to choose hospice, a level of care that focuses on quality of life.”

 

Guerieri adds, “I am honored to step into the role of board president. In this position, I look forward to continuing to be an advocate and legislative ‘voice’ for hospice and palliative care programs and services in Maryland.”

Compass Regional Hospice is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the State of Maryland, and accredited by the Joint Commission, as well as a member of the Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

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