Dinah Anderson, RN, MSN, CHPN
Patient Home Care Nurse
As evidenced by the awards and honors you'll see below, Hospice Brazos Valley has established a tradition of excellence in hospice care since 1989. Our nurses, doctors, care aides, volunteers, social workers, bereavement, chaplains, and administrative team at Hospice Brazos Valley perform at the top of their fields and go the extra mile daily to turn the ordinary into extraordinary.
People have made us the leader in hospice care and are why Hospice Brazos Valley has won many awards and honors over the past 30 years. Time and again, in over hundreds of notes of thanks, families continue to praise the amazing team members that provided care and comfort for their loved ones. We think of each other as family and our patients become our extended family. Family deserves extraordinary care.
Hospice & Palliative Certification
Hospice Brazos Valley’s dedication to providing the best care possible is exemplified by the number of staff members who have achieved Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care (CHPN). We are honored to employ so many who have achieved this level of distinction and are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism and patient care.
The W. F. (Boy) and Johnnie Hasskarl Humanism in Nursing Award
This award is provided by the Hospice Brazos Valley Living Endowment Board of Directors and is named to honor Dr. Hasskarl and his wife Johnnie, who lived in and served the Brenham community for over 90 years; 50 of those years spent practicing medicine. Dr. Hasskarl was also the first medical director for Hospice Brazos Valley’s patient care efforts in Washington and surrounding counties. Each year the award honors a nursing student of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing who embodies the values of hospice and palliative medicine. This prestigious award is presented at their commencement.
Hospice Brazos Valley's Living Endowment Nurses' Scholarship Fund
This award was established to promote the nursing profession and to further support expanding health care needs in Texas. The annual award is presented to a student enrolled in the Blinn College Associate Degree Nursing Program. The recipient must be a resident of Texas, be enrolled in the ADN program, and have completed at least one semester of academic work and be in good academic standing. The award provides the student with $1,500
which goes toward their nursing degree.
Diane Duncum Award for Excellence in Hospice
In 2009, John Duncum & Family established "The Diane Duncum Award for Excellence in Hospice” as a lasting tribute to honor their loved one, Diane Duncum. The annual award recognizes a Hospice Brazos Valley employee, either administrative or clinical staff, who is passionately committed to our mission. An award plaque along with $2,000 is presented each year to the HBV employee who best exemplifies the highest ideals of professionalism and excellence in practice. The winner is chosen from the nominations we receive from members of our community touched by our staff.
HBV Living Endowment Nurse's Scholarship Fund
Linda Hernandez, LVN
Diane Duncum Award for Excellence in Hospice
Kacy Kuespert, RN
Bonnie Dee Whitehead Memorial Scholarship
Hannah Kirby, Brenham HS
W.F. (Boy) and Johnnie Hasskarl Humanism in Nursing 2019 Winner
Hospice Brazos Valley has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices throughout the United States providing the best patient and caregiver experience. The prestigious annual review recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. We continue to remain vigilant to insure that we live up to the standards we’ve set for ourselves while maintaining our commitment to put patients first and provide them best hospice care in the country.
CHAP stands for Community Health Accreditation Partner and is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. This accreditation ensures that our organization rises above minimum state and federal regulations required to operate. Hospice Brazos Valley continually strives for excellence and by maintaining CHAP accreditation ensures and demonstrates our commitment to quality hospice care.
Hospice Brazos Valley has been chosen by you as the Best Hospice Provider serving the Brazos Valley. Best of the Brazos celebrates the best businesses serving the Brazos Valley. Each year the entire Brazos Valley community is invited to vote on who they believe are the best of the best businesses serving the local community. The best recommendations always come from your own friends and neighbors who have had personal experiences with excellent local businesses. Thank you for continuing to support excellence in hospice care by choosing Hospice Brazos Valley as the best hospice in the Brazos Valley!
For eight years running, Hospice Brazos Valley has been chosen as the winner of The Eagle Reader's Choice Award for Best Hospice! The Eagle Reader's Choice Awards winners are voted upon by the community. We are honored to be invited into your homes to provide comfort and look forward to continuing our legacy of excellence in hospice care in the Brazos Valley for
many more years to come.