formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care



  • "Our family would like to thank everyone involved in my husband's care. You helped us to fulfill his final wish and make his final journey from home. You are all amazing and special; you took great care of him as well as his family."

  • "Your caring staff is so valuable to families during critical times. Your support is very comforting and appreciated. We are truly grateful."

  • "We were blessed with the loving care you gave our Dad. The nurse was great and treated him like he was part of her family. We are forever grateful for all of you. Thank you."

  • "To the Hospice folks, words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for your tender touch and loving professionalism during our Dad's illness. We will always remember our nurse's expert skills and abilities as well as her personal touch. "

  • "We want to thank everyone who cared for our Mother. Everyone was so nice and caring and went over and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you all."

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CareFirst is proud to announce the recent hospice and palliative care board certification of five nurses, which brings the agency’s total of board certified clinical staff to seven.  The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in hospice and palliative care patient care:

Patience Wulf, RN, DSN, CHPN, Director of Patient Care; CareFirst employee since 2009
Melissa Joint, RN, CHPN, Education Coordinator; CareFirst employee since 2006
Suzanne Scheib, RN, BSN, CHPN, Clinical Liaison; CareFirst employee since 2008
Brittany Buck, RN, CHPN; CareFirst employee since 2016
Anastatia Sturick, RN, CHPN; CareFirst employee since 2011
Carol Warriner, RN, CHPN; CareFirst employee since 2010
Rachel Parsels, LPN, CHPLN; CareFirst employee since 2010


As practitioners in hospice and palliative care, we take great pride in our expertise and commitment to quality at the end of life. Our team of professionals have years of clinical experience, evidence-based practice, and education to draw upon. Their commitment to certification improves patient outcomes, provides compensation incentives and gains industry wide recognition.


“To me, this board certification means love; it is an opportunity to advocate at a most intimate time of life. I am very humbled and grateful to share the gift of hospice, using the highest quality methods I learned during the certification process”, says Rachel Parsels, LPN, CHPLN.  "As a CareFirst nurse, I get to help people who have limited medical backgrounds and teach them how to care for their loved one.  To allow them to pursue that dream and make it happen is such a beautiful experience; I'm honored to be a part of that. So for me, hospice is making dreams happen", says Brittany Buck, RN, CHPN.

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