Hospice Program April 20 2024

Jill Newsome, RN Community Liaison for Jefferson Healthcare Home Health and Hospice will speak with her partner, Pandora Canton, Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinator, on the topic of End of Life Care. Points of emphasis will be what Hospice is about and the supportive services provided by Hospice and Spiritual Care.

Jill K.Newsom RN, BSN RN – Community Liaison Home Health and Hospice
Jill has been an RN for 28 years. After receiving her BSN from Marian University, she began her nursing career in Port Townsend at Jefferson Healthcare then left for Seattle for 20 years, returning home to the only place she wants to live, Port Townsend. Her career focus – all specialties of women’s health with focus on postpartum, birth and lactation. She eventually became drawn to all things at the end of life and the normalizing of death in our culture and community. Jill has been in the role of Community Liaison / Manager Hospice Ancillary Services for the past 2 years, overseeing Spiritual Care & Bereavement, Volunteers and Comfort Therapy for Jefferson Healthcare Hospice.

Rev. Pandora Canton M.Div. B.C.C. – Jefferson Health Care, Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinator
A Clinical Chaplain for over 17 years she is deeply passionate about teaching about death and dying in our community. She as attended thousands of deaths during her career. “It is an honor for me each time I attend, I learn something new about the process of dying. Because of my studies as an interfaith minister, I am knowledgeable about most faith traditions, spirituality, agnostics and atheists.”