Coastal Hospice Appoints Ann Lovely as Chief Clinical Officer
SALISBURY, MD – July 2023 – Coastal Hospice has appointed, Ann Lovely, RN, BSN, CHPN, as Chief Clinical Officer. Ann Lovely is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse with more than 20 years of experience in end-of-life care.
“Ann is one of our most experienced clinical leaders,” said Coastal Hospice President & CEO, Monica Escalante. “Her well-rounded knowledge of the organization, along with her extensive hands-on experience in care will propel Coastal Hospice to the next level.”
Ann began her hospice career in 1999 as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Coastal Hospice while attending Wor-Wic Community College, pursuing a nursing degree. She became a Registered Nurse Case Manager, mentoring new hires and student interns. After completing her Bachelors in Nursing, Ann rose quickly to the ranks of clinical leadership, becoming Education Coordinator, bringing end-of-life education to healthcare professionals in the community and later becoming Manager of Quality and Education.
Ann mentioned that it was because of the care that Coastal Hospice provided to a loved one, that she decided to work for Coastal Hospice. “I was impressed with the care that my family member received in the early 90s, so much so that I make it my goal to continue to ensure the same kind of care, by mentoring staff to uphold the high standards of care set so many years ago,” said Lovely.
During the past 24 years, Ann has been involved in almost all aspects of the organization and has served as Director of Quality Assurance, Compliance, Infection Control, Education, Medical Records, and Access Services. She has been instrumental in the continued quality care high scores obtained by our organization, along with the accreditations that ensure the high standards of our care for our patients and families.
Picture (See Email Attachment): Ann Lovely, RN, BSN, CHPN
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a non-profit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions who want to remain active and engaged during the final chapter of their lives. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their own homes, as well as in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and at Coastal Hospice at the Lake and Macky & Pam Stansell House. The organization also provides palliative care to treat symptoms and relieve the pain of a terminal illness or injury. Named a 2021 “Hospice Honors” recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst.
To learn more about Coastal Hospice, which serves Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, visit www.coastalhospice.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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