Employee Testimonial: Chris, Care Coordinator RN

“For most of my nursing career, I was attracted to higher acuity fields like ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab, or Cardiothoracic Surgery. I loved the critical thinking element and the occasional adrenaline rush that came along with those specialties. During those times I NEVER would have considered hospice nursing. It sounded boring and depressing. 

Post-COVID I wasn’t sure if healthcare was where I wanted to focus my energy anymore. I was suffering from burnout. I’d always heard great things about Central Wyoming Hospice and thought I’d give it a try: worst case scenario I decide it’s not for me. 

When I initially went to nursing school, I had an admittedly idealistic and naive view of nursing. I imagined a lot of one-on-one time and patient bonding. Hospice is truly the type of nursing I envisioned: a place where management encourages you to spend time holding your patient’s hands and comforting them. Comfort is the main focus of hospice and Central Wyoming Hospice administration always puts patient care first.  

I now work as an admission nurse with the Care Coordination team. I have the luxury of working with some of the most compassionate, caring, and competent healthcare workers. We have a phenomenal team of nurses, CNAs, social workers, chaplains, grief care providers, etc. We bring a holistic approach to end-of-life care. We will be there to care for not only the patient but family and friends. We will care for the patient’s physical needs as well as the patient’s and family’s emotional and spiritual needs.  

I am confident that Central Wyoming Hospice provides the best end-of-life care for our patients. Our team truly wants to bring our knowledge and expertise to give our patients the best hospice experience possible. On a daily basis, I am amazed and proud when I hear how we have provided care and comfort for our patients and families.  

I love where I work. 

I am blessed to be a part of this team.”