Boyette honored for excellence in hospice

WILMINGTON – Selena Boyette, RN, CHPN, director of patient access for Lower Cape Fear Hospice, was recently named the recipient of the Sharon O. Dixon Clinical Excellence Award from the Carolinas Center at its annual conference. The award recognizes excellent care in hospice.

Award nominees must be a current hospice clinician and demonstrate consistent excellence for at least three years; initiate unique, creative approaches to patient and family care; demonstrate exceptional commitment to interdisciplinary team work; and be recognized for contributions to quality patient and family care.

“We are very proud of Selena being named this year’s recipient of the Sharon O. Dixon Excellence Award,” Gwen Whitely, president and CEO, said. “Selena exemplifies a true patient advocate, and is consistently looking for ways to improve processes and services for our patients, families and area providers who refer their patients to our hospice and palliative care services. I don’t think the Carolinas Center could have chosen a more deserving recipient of the award.”

Boyette has been with Lower Cape Fear for eight years and has worked in various positions with the local nonprofit hospice. In her current position as director of patient access, Boyette manages all patient service contact through the admission process; and supervises LCFH’s clinical liaisons, referral specialists, admission RNs, clinical coordinator of patient access, and outreach provider representatives.