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; a complimentary lifetime of Chapter Membership with continuing education credits for educational programs, a member spotlight, peer recognition and more. Some of our heroes work right next to us every day!
Nominations are accepted during the months of January & February each year. The Award recipient is announced during Nurses Week each May.
Debi Davin, BSN, RN, CHPN
Founder, San Francisco Bay Area
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.