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Hospice Care by Pennswood Village CNA Donna Ramos Received Spirit of Hospice and Palliative Care Award

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Staff Profile, Community Highlight
Donna Ramos (center) holds the Spirit of Hospice and Palliative Care Award as she poses with her nominator, Arlene Pesta (left) and Executive Director of Hospice Care by Pennswood Charles Whitlock (right).

Donna Ramos (center) holds the Spirit of Hospice and Palliative Care Award as she poses with her nominator, Arlene Pesta (left) and Executive Director of Hospice Care by Pennswood Charles Whitlock (right).

May 15, 2019, Newtown, PA: Each year at its annual conference in Harrisburg, PA, the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network (PHPCN) bestows the Spirit of Hospice and Palliative Care Award to a “hospice or home health aide who has demonstrated outstanding performance, sensitivity, respect and continuous excellence of service in hospice and palliative care.” The 2019 recipient of this award is Donna Ramos, a Hospice Care by Pennswood Village CNA who is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Hospice Care by Pennswood Village’s Clinical Director Arlene Pesta, RN, BC, CDP, nominated Donna for this award. “Donna Ramos is the testimony of the word compassion. She freely gives love and understanding to those hurting and in need,” Arlene said.

Although Donna has been with Hospice Care by Pennswood Village for just over a year, she quickly became a standout employee. “Donna has a quiet and gentle approach and makes all patients under her care feel content and loved. Donna has a keen eye for pointing out changes and also has excellent safety awareness…Donna makes the patients and families feel at ease and helps with comforting their emotional needs as well as the patient’s physical needs,” Arlene added.

Pennswood Village and Hospice Care by Pennswood Village is proud to have its caring and compassionate staff members recognized for the work they do on a daily basis.

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Hospice Care by Pennswood Village, guided by Quaker principles and traditions, honors those we are privileged to serve by providing person-centered care during the end stages of life.

Pennswood Village is a Quaker-directed continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people age 65 and older. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County, Pa., Pennswood Village is a welcoming place of true hospitality that offers many opportunities for physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Find out more at pennswood.org.

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