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March 20, 2013

Letter: Saluting Cape Ann's hospice certified nurses

To the editor:

Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston celebrated Certified Nurses Day Tuesday by honoring its board certified nurses.

Board certification in hospice and palliative care nursing plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for our patients and their loved ones. The following Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston nurses from Cape Ann are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care at Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston:

Jacquelyn Doucette, RN, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse — Essex

Patricia Burnham, RN, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse — Gloucester

Shannon Marcantonio, RN, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse — Gloucester

Jeannette MacDowell-Brown, LPN, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse — Gloucester

Mary Ellen Niemi, RN, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse — Rockport

As the largest and most experienced provider in the region, Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston’s nurses have been dedicated to providing expert, compassionate care to patients and families for more than three decades. Please join Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston in honoring these hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

DIANE T. STRINGER

President, Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston

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