Beverly Baynard, certified nurse assistant (CNA) for Hospice of Queen Anne’s, was recently awarded the Cynthia L. Nugent Clinical Excellence Award in Hospice and Palliative Care by Hospice of Queen Anne’s.
Baynard was acknowledged for her outstanding commitment as a CNA and for consistently demonstrating the highest standards of excellence in caring for terminally ill patients. She has worked with Hospice of Queen Anne’s since 1995 and earned a Hospice & Palliative Nursing Assistant Certification in 2008.
“Beverly consistently exemplifies the essence of hospice care as she carefully and lovingly tends to the personal needs of our patients,” said Executive Director Heather Guerieri. Her dedication to patients and families is as rock-solid today as when she first joined the hospice team 16 years ago,” she added.
The Cynthia L. Nugent Clinical Excellence Award in Hospice and Palliative Care was established in 2009 by Bob Nugent in memory of his wife Cynthia, a hospice nurse serving patients with Hospice of Queen Anne’s for eight years prior to her death at the Hospice Center.
“Cindy believed that caring for terminally ill patients was both a duty and an honor,” said Bob Nugent. “We are pleased to be able to present this award to someone who holds these same beliefs,” he added.
Hospice of Queen Anne’s is a fully licensed, nonprofit organization providing the highest quality comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals in the advanced stages of illness and support for the loved ones who care for them.
For additional information, please visit www.hospiceofqueenannes.org or call 443-262-4100.
In photo: Beverly Baynard, CNA, CHPNA, recipient of the Cynthia L. Nugent Clinical Excellence Award in Hospice and Palliative Care, was presented with a cash gift, gold lighthouse lapel pin, and plaque at the Hospice of Queen Anne’s holiday celebration in Centreville. Representing the Nugent family are Rebecca Boglioli, left, and Jamie Mullins, right, daughters of the late Cynthia Nugent.