VNA Hospice Employee Receives CHPN Certification

VNA Home Health Hospice is proud to announce that Sheryl Blanke, RN, BSN and Supervisor of Hospice Services for Bangor/Ellsworth, passed her CHPN exam, and is now a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse!  Congratulations on this accomplishment!
Sheryl worked in many different community venues moving around the country with the military. VNA is her first hospice experience, and she was apprehensive at first. “I absolutely love hospice,” Sheryl says.  “I am so grateful for this opportunity.”

Hospice and palliative care patients are better served by clinicians certified to provide that care.  Pain and symptom management competencies, expertise and commitment to quality at end of life, and understanding the needs of patients and families are core values in the certification program creating advocates and teachers.