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Cameos of Caring

Hospice of Dayton—Janet Shinkle

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Janet Shinkle has worked 21 of her 34 years as a Registered Nurse at Hospice of Dayton. In her two decades of service to Hospice, Janet has earned high praise from co-workers and from her patients’ families. She has a special way of communicating with those in her care, listening to concerns and demonstrating compassion for patients and their grieving family members. She always makes herself available for the extra requests from patients and families. Janet’s strong commitment to quality end-of-life care shows in everything she does. She serves on the Camp Pathways program offered by Hospice of Dayton each year for children who have lost loved ones. The event can be a tough weekend of tears, laughter, and special moments that defy words. It’s a weekend of hot weather, camp food, and dorm rooms. For Janet, it’s also a great weekend to see energetic kids who have suffered losses have fun and laugh again. It may not be an easy weekend, but Janet is always up for it. She also serves on the Patient Care Council, where she is dedicated to improving Hospice services. Janet earned her diploma from Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital. She is a certified hospice and palliative nurse.