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Compassus – Sedona recognizes local nursing assistant

Jackie Samoza receives national recognition for delivery of superior hospice care during National Nursing Assistants Week

SEDONA, Ariz. – The Compassus program serving Sedona and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Jackie Samoza during National Nursing Assistants Week June 14-21. Samoza, who is a full-time nursing assistant with Compassus and a nursing student, is being recognized for her dedication to providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families.

“We are proud to recognize Jackie for her tireless commitment to providing superior hospice care. Nursing assistants go beyond fulfilling patients’ medical needs – they truly dedicate their lives to caring for and supporting others,” said Susan Blanchard, executive director for Compassus – Sedona.

“Jackie is an integral part of the Compassus team,” said Joanne Reese, director of clinical services for Compassus – Sedona. “Thanks to her selfless service, our program is able to deliver a more meaningful end-of-life experience for our patients and their loved ones.”


Nursing assistants provide as much as 90 percent of the direct long-term care delivered in the United States, interacting daily with an array of personalities, cultures, abilities and disabilities in nursing homes, home care, hospice, assisted living and other long-term care settings.

Compassus – Sedona will recognize other local nursing assistants during National Nursing Assistants Week by presenting them with framed certificates of appreciation for their dedication to the patients and families they serve.

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For information about Compassus – Sedona, please visit or call (928) 284-0180.