National Hospice & Palliative Care Month
During the month of November communities around the United States honor the millions of care givers, nurses, home care assistants, social workers, and therapists who've made a notable difference for the patients and families they serve. We take this month to recognize the heroes that play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. To recognize their efforts, Mountain View Memorial Park wishes to feature two extraordinary women within our community.
Spotlight Julie Hartman
Julie has worked with MultiCare Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care in the hospice profession, first as an intern for a little over 1 year, and now as an employee with the same agency for 4 years. She originally came into this field from what could be seen as a fluke, although she believes “nothing happens by chance.” She took care of her grandmother at the end of her life and has had other losses that inspired her to try working within Hospice in the Bereavement Department. While attending her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program, she had the opportunity to join the team as an intern. She learned from some amazing people and fit perfectly into the role. She has become very passionate about the importance of grief education in her community as a whole. Continue Reading..
Spotlight Sherry Schultz
Sherry has worked in the hospice profession for 18 years. Earlier, she worked as an occupational therapist at several mental health agencies, with adolescents and children. She later became Development Director for Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County. This led her to pursue a theological education at Seattle University and Unity School furthering her hospice career, now as a Chaplain and Volunteer Manager. Continue reading...