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Caldwell Hospice’s Above and Beyond Recognition awarded

LENOIR, NC (June 5, 2018)…Kathy Townsend, nurse at Lenoir Healthcare in Lenoir, received Caldwell Hospice’s Above and Beyond award for the second quarter of 2018 for her exemplary work and attitude.

“Kathy is an example of beautiful collaboration between the facility and hospice. She calls when changes occur in our patients,” said Caldwell Hospice’s medical social worker Kelly Mitchell, BSW, who made the nomination. “She is calm and provides a supportive presence to all the patients for whom she cares.”

In photo (l to r): Caldwell Hospice Medical Social Worker Kelly Mitchell, Lenoir Healthcare RN Kathy Townsend, and Caldwell Hospice Clinical Liaison Cyndi Akins.

Townsend has been a nurse for forty years and has served almost all of that time at Lenoir Healthcare. “Kathy does a great job,” said Lenoir Healthcare administrator Nancy Greene. “She always goes the extra mile to take care of our residents.”

Townsend and husband Gordon have three children and five grandchildren…with one on the way!

The Above and Beyond award is presented quarterly by Caldwell Hospice to recognize staff members of area healthcare or long-term-care facilities who encourage quality end-of-life care for residents/patients and their families. Caldwell Hospice staff and volunteers nominate recipients.

For over 36 years, Caldwell Hospice has provided respectful, compassionate, quality end-of-life care and services to all who need and desire them, wherever they call home, including area long-term-care facilities, private residences, hospitals, or in their two inpatient facilities. Caldwell Hospice is honored to continue long-time partnerships with community long-term-care facilities as companions for the journey in caring for their residents.