Lynda Wilt has been promoted to the position of executive director of Hospice of Fayette County.
Wilt, RN BSN, CHPN, has been with Hospice since 2010, working as the admissions and quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) coordinator. Originally from Erie, Pa., Wilt has been a Washington C.H. community member for 21 years.
She and her husband, Mark, have enjoyed raising their two children, Michael and John, in this community. She has more than 28 years of experience as a nurse with a strong focus on cancer care, pediatric care and intensive care.
Wilt replaces Missi Knisley, who recently resigned as long-time executive director at Hospice of Fayette County.
“I came to Hospice of Fayette County following a job in an ICU,” said Wilt. “As a nurse in the ICU, I was providing palliative care and referring to Hospice for some time. This transfer seemed to be the next step in my career.”
The move to Hospice of Fayette County came at an important time in Wilt’s life. Just before starting, her mother passed away.
“I’m very humbled to have been chosen as the executive director for Hospice of Fayette County,” she said. “We believe in the service we provide our communities and the mission we uphold to provide comfort and dignity at the end of life and affirming life for whatever time our patients may have. Our goal is to improve their quality of life. Hospice of Fayette County strives to improve that care through evidence-based practices and to be a leader in hospice care. We want to be there as your ‘hometown hospice,’” said Wilt.
She added, “The most important aspect of care we provide is concentrating on the family as a whole – we’re there to educate, provide emotional support and encourage them. Beyond all of that, we are here to meet spiritual needs, giving them hope that in their passing there is eternal hope beyond this life.”
Wilt is able to restore confidence to Hospice patients and families because she knows the quality of care Hospice of Fayette County provides, beginning with her.
Hospice is a local, non-profit agency that provides care through physical, emotional and spiritual aspects, and focuses on pain relief and symptom management rather than curative measures. Hospice care focuses on restoring dignity and a sense of personal fulfillment to the dying by providing choices, listening and caring. Hospice care enables you to live your finals days to the fullest extent possible, with purpose, dignity, grace and support.
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