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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 nurse is an active SFBA Chapter Member and currently working in Hospice and Palliative Care.  

The Champion of Nursing Award was created under the leadership of Colleen R. Baker, RN who has served as Programming Chair and President since 2012. 

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 honored 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 

Brad Macy RN, BSN, CHPN  

Bradford Macy is a celebrated hospice nurse and inventor of the Macy Catheter. His contributions to the field of Hospice have been recognized with the 2013 National Award for Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse of the Year through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses.

As a presenter and educator, Mr. Macy has educated on hospice and palliative care from both clinical and leadership perspectives both nationwide and internationally. He has contributed to research in the field, with publications in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

Currently, Mr. Macy is pursuing a master's degree in Palliative Care with a Leadership focus at the University of Baltimore, Maryland. He currently serves as the President of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of HPNA.

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.  In 2011, she was honored as the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) of the year by HPNA.  

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