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BHS Nurse Honored in Cameos of Caring® Program - Terri Isacco, RN BSN CHPN

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BHS Nurse Honored in Cameos of Caring® Program - Terri Isacco, RN BSN CHPN

2019 Cameos of Caring Program® Award. Ms. Isacco was nominated by her colleagues for this distinction and will be recognized at the 19th annual Cameos of Caring Program® and Awards Gala on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Cameos of Caring Program® and Awards Gala was created in 1999 to honor exceptional bedside nurses. The goals of the program are to honor outstanding nurses, increase public awareness of the nursing profession and help recruit the next generation of nurses.

Terri Isacco stated, “I live to make a difference. In nursing this is possible at many levels.” Early in life Terri was inspired by a mom who had an unrealized dream of becoming a nurse. Overcoming personal illness early in life, Terri found herself in the hands of caring, compassionate nurses. This experience confirmed that Terri (and her two sisters) inherited the same calling, becoming nurses and fulfilling their mother’s dream.

In her over 25 year career at BHS, Terri has served on many key health system committees and initiatives and gone from a nursing assistant, to team leader, to case manager, to educator and beyond. But perhaps the most rewarding is her current role in Palliative Care.

Terri states, “Most rewarding are the ‘wins’. Connecting patient need with community resources or supporting a patient overwhelmed with a serious diagnosis they just can’t wrap their minds around is a win. Seeing them beginning to cope better, move forward with a plan and live with their diagnosis – that’s a win. When a patient is facing death and you help alleviate fear, provide comfort and peace for them and their loved ones – that’s a win.” Building relationships is a strength with both her patients and her colleagues. Terri supports patients and the community as a whole through her involvement in palliative care programs such as music therapy, the annual community memorial service and Navigating the New Me.

“Terri’s exceptional care, compassionate heart, and cheerful personality truly exemplifies what the essence of nursing can and should be. We are honored to have her at the helm of our palliative care clinic.” – The BHS Palliative Care Team

Terri is married and the proud parent of 3 successful children and six grandchildren. She is active in her community and attends Community Alliance Church.