Patient Stories/News

July 30, 2021

Shining Star – Rachel Stawecki

VNA & Blue Water Hospice leadership honors staff and volunteers quarterly through the ‘Shining Star’ program, recognizing the extras they do for each other, their patients, and the community. Let’s get to know Rachel! What do you do at VNA & BWH? Working in HR, I recruit, contact applicants, lead […]
July 30, 2021

Shining Star – Lita Strobbe

VNA & Blue Water Hospice leadership honors staff quarterly through the ‘Shining Star’ program, recognizing the extras they do for each other, their patients, and the community. Let’s get to know Lita! What do you do at VNA & BWH? I manage and provide treatment to our patients from beginning […]
July 30, 2021

Shining Star – Dakota Krul

VNA & Blue Water Hospice leadership honors staff quarterly through the ‘Shining Star’ program, recognizing the extras they do for each other, their patients, and the community. Let’s get to know Dakota! What do you do at VNA & BWH? I provide patient care including grief support as well as […]
July 30, 2021

Shining Star – Betsy Egypt

VNA & Blue Water Hospice leadership honors staff and volunteers quarterly through the ‘Shining Star’ program, recognizing the extras they do for each other, their patients, and the community. Let’s get to know Betsy! What do you do at VNA & BWH? I volunteer as a hair stylist to hospice […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Donna Halpin

Donna has been with VNA & Blue Water Hospice since 2019. She is a registered nurse with Blue Water Hospice. Donna was recently honored as a Shining Star! Waneta recognized Donna as a Shining Star! “Donna is an amazing team member and has proven repeatedly, that she is someone we […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Mary Paull

In 2018, Mary attended the local Volunteer Fair. As she looked around, checking out the various organizations, she came upon the VNA & Blue Water Hospice table. It was here she met Heidi, the Volunteer Coordinator, and knew this is where she needed to be. Prior to moving to the […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Jennifer Rich

As a CENA in the Private Duty division, Jennifer is a bit of a “jack of all trades”. She is there to assist her clients with tasks such as bathing, shopping, housekeeping, emotional support, whatever they need. “I like helping my clients stay in their homes, giving them that independence […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Lucie Gillespie

As an RN in the Blue Water Hospice Home, Lucie’s responsibilities include caring for patients (and their family), admission, and educating patients (and family) on their individualized plan of care. She stressed that once you choose to work in hospice care it’s hard to do anything else, and this type […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Heidi Benner

In her role, Heidi has many different responsibilities – matching volunteers with hospice patients as companions, identifying greeters for the Hospice Home, and various fundraising efforts. She is responsible for managing the schedules and training of more than 30 volunteers. Each Hospice Volunteer has 12-14 hours of training and then […]