My name is Cathy Merker, and I am an RN and the Clinical Manager for Ohio Valley Hospice. I have been a hospice nurse for 7 years. Prior to that, I spent 13 years at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, OH. My background, prior to hospice, is in critical care and emergency nursing. I have been in patient care for 32 years, originally beginning as a STNA.
I love hospice work and have always been drawn to it. To provide comfort and peace to the patient and their family is a true privilege. I am proud to lead a team that is committed to patient comfort and to educating patients and families about end of life.