Mary Murray, RN, CHPN, BSN, of Verona, NJ, Clinical Educator, Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center (BHHPCC) in West Orange, was recently named Clinical Educator of the Year by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO). She is one of four BHHPCC professionals honored with Hospice Team Awards this year.
Each year, the NJHPCO presents Hospice Team Awards to recognize outstanding hospice professionals as role models for their counterparts statewide. Murray, who has worked with BHHPCC for 12 years, is responsible for education and support for the clinical staff, nurse orientation, and providing presentations and classes on topics related to end of life and palliative care for staff and other health care professionals, as well as the community.
"It's a privilege to work with patients and families facing advanced illness," said Ms. Murray. "Hospice nursing is frequently challenging, but knowing your care made a difference for a family facing a difficult time is very rewarding."
"I'm proud of our award winners and their inexhaustible commitment to care for and empower patients and their families to make choices that will help them to live their remaining lives to the absolute fullest," said Keith L. Boroch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice.