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Newsmaker: Kathryn Lanz

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation has announced that Kathryn Lanz, DNP, AGPCNP, ACHPN®, is the recipient of the 2014 Project on Death in America (PDIA) Nursing Leadership Award in Palliative Care. The honor was presented March 13, 2014, at the AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly in San Diego.

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Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:51 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation has named Lanz as the recipient of the 2014 Project on Death in America Nursing Leadership Award in Palliative Care. Lanz received the award at the nonprofit's annual convention in San Diego. It honors a nurse who becomes a leader in the health care sector on end-of-life and bereavement issues for patients and their families.

Age: 35

Family: Husband Matthew Lanz, 36; daughter Jillian, 3 months

Education: Bachelor of science degree in nursing and master of nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; doctor of nursing practice from Vanderbilt University

Residence: Mt. Lebanon

Background: Lanz became a hospice nurse in Greensboro, N.C., in 2001. After a decade of bedside care, she began a crusade to improve care for all frail adults. For the past three years at UPMC, she has helped to improve access to patients and their families in more than 25 nursing homes throughout Western Pennsylvania, touching the lives of more than 3,000 patients. She also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and is the coprincipal investigator on a Medicare-funded initiative to reduce the rates of avoidable hospitalization.

Quote: “There's nothing better than the affirmation of your peers that you're heading in the right direction. It was an affirmation of the hard work we're all doing here. It was an honor to be recognized by people who understand the complexity of what we do.”

 

 
 


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