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Duy Trinh is a Nurse Practitioner at Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care. He joined the Heart ‘n Home family in March 2018. He completes routine and emergency recertification visits on each patient entering their third benefit period or beyond (including admissions and transfers). He works in collaboration with Medical Directors and IDT members for clinical and psycho-social interventions. In his current role, he also acts as a resource to nursing staff. He also assists with diagnosis, treatment, and management of multiple co-morbidities contributing to terminal illness. In the meantime, he is very active in the community. He volunteers as a Nurse Practitioner at the Friendship Clinic, where he diagnoses and manages a variety of illness including chronic and mental health conditions for underserved population of Downtown Boise. He interacts and refers with other medical professionals to promote maintenance of chronic health condition management.
Mr. Trinh earned his Master of Science from Bowie State University School through the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2016. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Frostburg University in 2014, and his Associate Degree in Nursing in 2012 from Hagerstown Community College. He achieved his Diploma in Nursing in 2008 from Kaplan College in California. He is also certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.
He believes, “Nurses are there when the last breath is taken and nurses are there when the first breath is taken. Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate the birth, it is just as important to comfort in death.” Stated by Christine Bell. Mr. Trinh’s other hobbies include cooking, reading, biking, camping, and fishing. He enjoys his life in Idaho with his two awesome sons and lovely father.
Jennifer Willis RN, BSN, joined the Heart ‘n Home team in 2014. She received her nursing degree from Treasure Valley Community College and her BSN from Boise State University. Jennifer has held a variety of nursing positions at Heart ‘n Home, On-Call Nurse, Case Manager and Clinical Director, before entering her current position as Director of Compliance. Jennifer uses her clinical experiences to guide development of policies and procedures, best-known practices, and ongoing education for staff while ensuring that Heart ‘n Home as a whole adheres to all regulatory guidelines.
“I have had several family members receive the blessing of hospice care from Heart ‘n Home and know firsthand how amazing and supportive our staff are during that time of need. My passion is helping support our staff in providing high quality, legendary care to our patients, families and communities. I believe it is a gift all people deserve at the end of life.“
Kathy joined Heart ‘n Home in December of 2018. She is the mother of 5 children and grandmother to 4 grandchildren. She comes predominantly from the hospital acute care areas. Having worked and managed the Emergency, Medical Surgical, Pediatric, Oncology/Infusion Care and Risk and Quality Management Departments. In addition, she has taught many years the LVN/RN programs for Merced, College in California. Her outpatient experiences have been in home health and cardiac rehabilitation.
Katie Shevlin is the Director of Outreach for Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care. She joined the team in January 2017. In this role, Katie is responsible for the overall management of the Sales Department. She will help recruit, hire, train, and evaluate new Outreach Coordinators company wide; she will be participating in community hospice activities and will continue to lead a team in providing end-of-life education to our communities.
Katie has 12 years of healthcare related sales and management experience. She obtained her bachelor’s in business/marketing from University of Idaho in 2001 and her MBA from Northwest Nazarene University in 2012.
“Hospice outreach is extremely rewarding and wonderful. Our team provides education daily to referral partners in the community, helping to spread the gift of hospice to more and more patients and families. It definitely can be challenging work, but with the most challenging work comes the most reward. I feel so blessed to work for such a supportive, compassionate, and family-oriented company.”