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March 2, 2016

Northborough resident begins hospice nurse residency
Northborough/Southborough Villager


Care Dimensions welcomed eight members of its hospice nurse residency program. Pictured from left, back row: Residency Program Director Susan Lysaght Hurley, Patricia Howard, Jillian Roberts, Hannah Tupper and Charlene Burke. Front row: Katelyn Lowe, Kimberly Gaffey, Erin Barker and Julia DeBenedictis.

DANVERS — Katelyn Lowe, of Northborough, is among the class of eight nurses who started a hands-on hospice nurse residency program at Care Dimensions.

Developed in 2015, in partnership with Regis College’s Nursing Program, the nurse residency training program is offered to both new nursing graduates and experienced nurses as a way to develop qualified hospice nurse case managers.

Care Dimensions, along with Regis College, were the recipients of a $249,000 Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Transformation Fund Training Grant, which was awarded to encourage economic growth by supporting innovation in the Commonwealth’s health care industry. The two organizations have been working together to develop and implement two training initiatives – a nurse residency program and the creation of online learning modules for clinical staff. Both initiatives are aimed at enhancing health care staff engagement and retention, and ultimately enhancing patient care.

For information, visit www.caredimensions.org/residency.


Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.