Thursday, April 4, 2013

Three Nurses at State of the Heart Hospice Earn Advanced Certification in Hospice Care

Top: Mary Rodeheffer
Middle: Amy Rudy
Bottom: Jill Wright
Three nurses employed by State of the Heart Hospice recently became certified as Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses. The certification attests that they have passed the highest testing of their skills in delivering hospice and palliative care to patients. State of the Heart cares for patients and families in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness.

Those passing the test all work in the agency’s Greenville office and live in Darke County. They are Mary Rodeheffer, Amy Rudy and Jill Wright. The agency has other offices in Coldwater and Portland.

Rodeheffer has been employed with State of the Heart Hospice for 15 years and is currently an On Call Nurse for State of the Heart. She will work in the new State of the Heart Hospice Care Center when it opens at Wayne HealthCare later this spring.

Amy Rudy has been with the nonprofit agency for eight and a half years. She is an Admissions Liaison. The third nurse to attain the certification is Jill Wright, who is an Admissions Nurse. A nurse for 29 years, Wright has 14 years experience in hospice care and has worked at various times over the years at State of the Heart.

State of the Heart Hospice has been caring for patients and families for 32 years. There are now 23 employees with State of the Heart who have earned advanced certification in delivering the best in patient care. For more information about any of the services provided by State of the Heart, visit the agency web site at

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