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Hospice of Washington County honors nurse at NMS HealthCare

June 21, 2013
  • From left, Domenic Borro, Maria Long, Barbara Sweeney, Tammy Arnold, Jodi Ramsey and Marie Costa Nadora.
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Nurse Tammy Arnold at NMS HealthCare on Marsh Pike in Hagerstown was honored May 13 by Hospice of Washington County for her excellence in caring for the NMS residents and their families. 

Her role is unique in the nursing homes in this county as she educates, identifies needs, and oversees introducing patients and families to the benefits of hospice care. 

In this way, she provides a consistent management of pain and symptoms for each resident by a team of professionals trained to manage end-of-life care. 

She also provides peace of mind for the residents’ families who receive extra attention for their loved one and a resource for their own grief.  

  “I have been in nursing for many years and one of the biggest regrets I have had is not enough time,” Arnold said. “I have always been thankful for any extra assistance. The one-to-one attention given to a resident by Hospice is such a blessing. To know that the resident does not have to be alone and even their simplest needs will be addressed is such a relief to our nursing staff. Reassurance that the family will have support is also a benefit for the resident. Our partnership is beneficial in so many ways, and we are extremely appreciative of the bond we have developed.”

Hospice has been serving this community for more than 30 years assisting residents facing the end of life and their families in both healthcare and bereavement needs.

For more information, call 301-791-6360.

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