Investing in Our Caregivers to Provide Quality Care
Nurses spend more time with patients who are facing the end of life than any other member of the health care team. Palliative care requires a high degree of specialization.
Margie Gray, R.N., of GRMC Hospice, aspires to become a certified palliative care nurse. Her work is to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for people facing serious, complex illness. In preparation for the necessary exam, the GRMC Foundation has funded Margie's attendance at a University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center conference.
"I wanted to attend this conference so that I know I am doing everything possible for the comfort of my patients and their families," says Gray.
Gray has practiced nursing for nearly 30 years. "She brings great skill and strives for professional excellence," says John Currie, R.N., Director of Home Health/Hospice Services at GRMC.
Each time the GRMC Foundation
invests in a caregiver, we invest in quality patient-centered care.