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Champion of Nursing AwarD

Each year our Leadership Team awards an individual nurse with recognition. The Champion of Nursing Award, Inspired by Debi Davin, Founder of the SFBA HPNA Chapter, recognizes an individual nurse who provides exemplary hospice and palliative patient care. 

This distinguished award offers the individual nurse; an engraved Nightingale glass flame award, a framed certificate, a complimentary lifetime of Chapter Membership with continuing education credits for educational programs, a hosted luncheon, a member spotlight, peer recognition and more.  

Our Leadership Team will honor Susan with a hosted luncheon and presentation of her award!  

Some of our heroes work right next to us every day!  


Champion of Nursing Award Winner 

Susan Talon- Mazer, RN, MSN
John Muir Palliative Care 

Learn More About Susan 

The San Francisco Bay Area Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association recognizes your passionate dedication and contributions as an exceptional hospice and palliative care nurse.   This legacy award is a reminder of your dedication to the nursing profession through education, role modeling and patient and family advocacy during your distinguished career.   

Your colleagues at John Muir Palliative Care Team wrote,

"Susan is an incredible and heavily talented palliative nurse at the inpatient setting at John Muir Hospital.  She goes above and beyond for families and colleagues on a daily basis.  She delivers care to our families and patients in the most tender, compassionate way.  She raises her hand to help others, step in with challenging cases and works masterfully with the interdisciplinary team.  She is bright, lively, upbeat and energized!  I nominate her because she’s a terrific colleague, and she is deeply passionate about this work.  She is the mother to two children and the wife to a wonderful husband.  Her family lost her beloved son to cancer some years ago.  She utilized her skills to care for her son, and knew when to step back and let colleagues, at the Bruns House staff step in.  She is remarkable”.  

Congratulations Susan!  

SFBA HPNA Leadership Team 

Inspired by;

Debi Davin, BSN, RN, CHPN

Founder,  San Francisco Bay Area

HPNA Chapter

Debi Davin graduated magna cum laude from Penn State University.  After leaving the ARMY as a Major, she spent many years in general nursing.  Hospice became her focus after losing her mother in an automobile accident.  For the past 29 years she has practiced Hospice Nursing in several different states.  In 2010, she founded the San Francisco Bay Area HPNA Chapter which is the largest HPNA Chapter in America.  In 2011, she was honored as the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) of the year by HPNA.  

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