Carol Whitney, a Montgomery Hospice on-call night nurse, was chosen by Washingtonian for an Excellence in Nursing Award. She is one of "ten extraordinary individuals to be honored for their contributions in the field of nursing." Carol provides a sense of control to scared families in the middle of the night.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins: Mary Yarrison from Washingtonian, honoree Carol Whitney of Montgomery Hospice, and Cathy Merrill Williams, President and Publisher of Washingtonian Media. 


Dr. Thomas Smith, Director of Palliative Medicine and Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, speaking about MH on Kojo Nnamdi show:

"First off, hats off to Montgomery Hospice which is one of the wonderful providers here in the area. They do a great job taking care of my patients. 

And they offer services that can be really helpful to patients, and they are one of the hospices that will go out and see somebody when they’re diagnosed. So they are not rushing in when the person has three days left to live to try to set up hospice services."

 

Montgomery Hospice honored Catherine S. Leggett with the title of “Life Director” in acknowledgement of her years of service to Montgomery Hospice and to the people in Montgomery County who are facing life-limiting illness or who are grieving a loss. Read the Press Release

In May, Montgomery Hospice sponsored a dinner at the Chinese Culture and Community Services Center; Asian Americans in the county were invited to learn more about end-of-life care. Close to 150 people from throughout the county attended. Isabel Tom, Montgomery Hospice’s Community Education Manager, and Dr. Jennifer Cheng, Palliative Care Fellow from Johns Hopkins, educated the group about hospice care and advance directives. 

Bereavement counselor Maude Harrison-Hudson shared her expertise on caregiving and caregivers on WAMU's Metro Connection. Listen to the show and read the transcript
 

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