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Awards & Recognition

Hospice of the Valley strives for excellence.

Ranked No. 1 on Phoenix Business Journal’s Arizona Hospices list — holding the top spot every year since this state ranking began in 2006.

Awarded Healthiest Workplace by the Phoenix Business Journal 19 times.

Recipient of the national Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association for providing innovative, compassionate care.

Achieved highest level of recognition by the national We Honor Veterans Program for delivering excellent care to veterans and support to their families at end of life.

Recipient of the Copper Eagle Award from the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society for supporting veteran patients and their families through the volunteer program Saluting Our Veterans.

Certified as an official Jewish Hospice by the National Institute of Jewish Hospice for providing culturally sensitive care to families, including Shabbat blessings at the bedside.

Hospice of the Valley follows the BBB Standards of Trust and is rated A+

Ann Schneidman, Pulmonary clinical nurse specialist at Hospice of the Valley.

She has been honored as 2016 Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse of the Year by the national Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center based in Pittsburgh.

Patsy Pearce, a 20-year volunteer with Hospice of the Valley.

Patsy is among seven recipients of the statewide Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards presented in 2015 at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale.

Maribeth Gallagher, Christie Kramer and Amy McLean, our amazing dementia care team.

Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia program staff was presented the Excellence in End-of-Life Care award by the Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (AHPCO) in 2014.

Susan Levine, retired executive director of Hospice of the Valley

Susan was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) in 2014.

Kathleen Lewis, a nurse for Hospice of the Valley.

Kathleen Lewis was named Arizona Nurse of the Year by the National Association of Home Care and Hospice in 2014.

Maribeth Gallagher, Dementia Program Director

Maribeth was Arizona's top nurse in 2013 (National Association for Home Care & Hospice). In 2012, she was named Program Manager of the Year by the Visiting Nurse Association of America, and won an International Journal of Palliative Nursing contest ("non-cancer" category).