Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hospice Care Center Director Earns National Certification

Heather J. Wogomon, Director of Inpatient and Palliative Care for State of the Heart Hospice, recently received certification as a Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN). Wogomon, of Arcanum, has been director of the Care Center since it opened last July. The certification is given by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses.

Wogomon has a background in advanced critical care in nursing having worked at Miami Valley Hospital and Grandview Hospital in Dayton. She has also worked in palliative care as it relates to hospice services. The national organization bestowing the certification advances the quality in the providing of care to patients and families facing life limiting illnesses through the certification of health care professionals.

“I believe in the hospice philosophy and am proud to be part of the great hospice care provided locally,” she said. “It is exciting also to be a part of the Care Center which has brought a new dimension to the services we provide.” The Care Center is located on the fourth floor of Wayne HealthCare and is available for use by patients in the entire hospice service area.

State of the Heart Hospice has been caring for patients and families facing a life limiting illness in eastern Indiana and western Ohio for 33 years. For more information about any of the services provided by the nonprofit agency, visit the web site at

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