What’s Next?

I’m not a fan of goodbyes. I also don’t like being the center of attention. So I’m going to keep this short.

Today is/was my last day at NHPCO and HAN. I’m joining my husband on an adventure to the northern plains, where he is a newly-minted Instructor of Creative Writing.

I’ve been struggling with the words for post for some time now. But what all of my thoughts and feelings boil down to is this: it has been my privilege to work with such passionate Hospice Advocates in the nearly 6 years I’ve been at NHPCO. Writing policy briefs and attending MedPAC meetings can sometimes be dull. But YOU, our front-line advocates, remind me why I do this job. Hearing your stories, and the stories of the patients and families you care for, renewed my sense of purpose in this organization. Indirectly, I have helped you and your organizations provide better care for your patients and families. And a job in DC doesn’t get much more rewarding than that.

Thank you for counting me among your ranks as a Hospice Advocate over the years. And please let me carry that title with me as I move to the next step in my journey. Who knows…I may show up at the next Advocacy Intensive as a hospice volunteer!

All my best,
Karen

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