Director of Palliative Care receives Barbara Janosko Leadership Award.

Haven Patient Care Manager Jennifer Davis, recipient of the Barbara Janosko Leadership Award from the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPCA), was recently recognized at the Plaza International Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando.

The Barbara Janosko Leadership Excellence Award recognizes a mid-level manager whose work has furthered the advancement of excellence in hospice and palliative care. This year, two winners were selected for the award, which recognizes outstanding service, creativity and leadership not only in their own palliative care program, but also through inter-organizational relationships.

Davis, who has worked for Haven Hospice in an admissions leadership role for about three years, was nominated for the award by Haven Access Director Claudia Beureuse, who praised Davis’ outstanding leadership during the pandemic, difficult patient cases and staffing barriers in appointment. .

“Jennifer truly has a heart for palliative care and goes out of her way to ensure patients receive the best possible care,” Beureuse said. “Her outstanding leadership has been demonstrated by the way she leads her team and is dedicated to the patients and families we serve.”

Whether it’s a patient who needs an urgent admission in the middle of the night or a prenatal referral who needs extensive support, Davis has proven himself to be a manager who will do what is necessary to ensure that the best support is provided. “She is the epitome of a palliative care leader and we are honored to have her in our organization as she represents Haven as the recipient of the Barbara Janosko Excellence in Leadership Award,” Beureuse said.

“As nurses, we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart, and body of our patients, their families, and ourselves,” Davis said. “In the words of Maya Angelou, ‘They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

“I always try to remember that and make sure that I treat every patient and family member the way I would like to be treated or the way I would like my family member to be treated,” Davis said. in this line of work, therefore, it is imperative to get it right the first time and really make a difference and show each person the compassion and respect they deserve.