Meet Marilyn – Administrator
Marilyn S. Colley started as an oncology nurse with a dream to become a hospice nurse, which she has been since 1994. She was certified as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse “CHPN” in 1996.
“Hospice was always my heart’s desire. Both of my parents died too young of cancer. They died before hospice was available in the US (prior to 1983). They both died in pain and with no support to our family. It breaks my heart that anyone would have to die that way. We know so much more now about end-of-life care.
It is always such an honor and privilege to be allowed into a patient’s home and life when they are really doing the work of saying goodbye. We get one chance to make a difference.
We employ highly trained professionals who also have a passion for hospice and then support them so they can do the work they are called to do.”
Meet Colleen – Clinical Director
In her senior year of high school and during college, Colleen was a hospice volunteer. She learned early on the valuable lesson of “living in the present”. Over the years she has worked in other areas of nursing, but never felt the calling as she did when providing hospice care. Colleen has been a hospice nurse for over eight (8) years.
She brings a great deal of experience, knowledge, competency, enthusiasm and energy to her role as Clinical Director. Colleen holds herself to high standards and works with her staff to provide outstanding end-of-life care.
Colleen was certified as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse “CHPN” in 2012.
When not providing exceptional end-of-life care to Angels Grace Hospice patients and their loved ones, Colleen is a wife, mom to four boys, and an outstanding member of her church and community.