January 2, 2015

Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana Names 2014 Shining Star of the Year

Merrillville, Ind. – Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana recently honored Director of Clinical Services (DCS) April Donald, RN BSN, of Hobart, Ind., as shining star of the year (employee of the year).

Donald has served as DCS at Unity Hospice for three years, where her responsibilities consist of managing clinical field staff and overseeing the delivery of hospice care. Donald came to Unity Hospice with prior management skills in nursing, including unit management, restorative nursing and staff development.

Donald began her nursing career as a license practical nurse (LPN), graduating in 2003 from IVY Tech – Gary Ind. She later went on to receiver her Associates of Science in Nursing in 2010 and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2012 from Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion, Ind.

“I go to bed thinking of my patients and wake up contemplating how I can make their lives easier,” expressed Donald. “My team goes above and beyond for me every day and I try to do the same. It is an honor to work with terminally ill patients and a gift to work with such an extraordinary team of professionals.”

Prior to joining Unity Hospice, Donald worked as a professional chef. Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, Donald currently lives in Hobart with high school sweetheart and husband Walter and her 12-year old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys leisurely writing of which she has previously has submitted her work to Writer’s Digest.

About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a full-service family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, their families and the community. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ final days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.

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