September 2015 Recipient
Congratulations to Lori Russell for being selected the winner of the Values in Action Award for the month of September.
Employed with WMHS since 1993, Lori is a Nurse Clinician, Intake RN/Education Coordinator in Hospice. She is often the first hospice contact that a family has. Lori is able to meet the family where they are, understanding how difficult it can be to receive the news that their prognosis is terminal. She gently explains that the Hospice program does not take away hope, but rather gives the patient and family the support needed through a very difficult time.
Lori works to accommodate the family’s schedules and is willing to stay in the home or hospital room as long as needed, giving the patient and family much needed support. Her non-judgmental ways make everyone that crosses her path feel cared for and welcomed into the Hospice Program.