Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice recently awarded the Lois A. Oickle Endowment Fund Award to Kim Brown. Brown receives a $500 award to be used for professional development either in professional education in one’s field, or to assist in the renewal of one’s self in non-work related education.
Brown, who is the executive assistant to the President at Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, is working on her undergraduate degree at Northeastern University and is furthering her knowledge and expertise professionally in the use of materials needed to complete her studies. Her studies are increasing her expertise and knowledge within her role in the agency and meet the intent of this endowment award.
Lois Anne Oickle, PT, was a long-term employee of Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice and an advocate of home care. She conceived this “unsung hero award” endowment to the organization while she battled terminal illness in 2003. Upon Oickle’s death, the endowment was established in her name and awards have been given out since 2010.
The Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice welcomes and appreciates any donations to help continue this effort. Donations can be made to the Lois A. Oickle Endowment Fund c/o Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, Inc. 178 Savin Street, Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148.