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Four Seasons Chief Clinical Officer Named 2023 Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing

Four Seasons’ Chief Clinical Officer, Richelle (Rikki) Hooper, MBA, MSN, FNP, ACHPN, NE-BC, has been named a 2023 Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing. Awarded by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the designation of HPNA Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing is given to HPNA members who have made significant contributions to HPNA, the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC), and/or the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), while also impacting the field of hospice and palliative nursing. HPNA fellows are leading the way for the future of hospice and palliative nursing as clinicians, researchers, managers, and advocates.

“We are very proud of Rikki being acknowledged by this significant honor. It not only demonstrates her commitment to personal learning and growth but also to that of advancing learning and growth in others. Over the 19 years Rikki has worked with us, she has positively impacted the lives of patients, families, and staff with our organization as well as regionally and nationally. Daily she engages from a place of openness and excellence, always striving to co-create the very best care for our employees and for those whom we serve. Rikki, we are grateful for you and so very honored to be able to celebrate your continued accomplishments and dedication to excellence and compassion in palliative and hospice care,” expresses Four Seasons President & CEO, Dr. Millicent Burke-Sinclair, Ed.D, MBA, MLAS, SPHR®, SHRM SCP.

HPNA describes “Ms. Hooper [as] an educator and speaker, and she served on the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Task Force for Quality and the Center to Advance Palliative Care Home-Based Workgroup. Ms. Hooper has served on HPNA’s Clinical Practice Forum Planning Committee.”

Rikki finishes, “It has been my honor to serve members of our communities in so many ways over the years and to share my passion for bringing quality care to those who are dealing with serious illness with others. Being recognized by HPNA as a nurse leader in this field is a true reflection of the incredible work our team does on a daily basis and I am so proud to be able to represent them and Four Seasons in this way.”

About Four Seasons 

Four Seasons is an award-winning, nationally recognized nonprofit organization serving Western North Carolina with Palliative Care and Hospice Care. Established in 1979, Four Seasons is a locally trusted organization and a leader in high-quality person-centered care, proven by our consistent rank in the top 10% of service providers for family satisfaction. In addition to Palliative Care and Hospice Care, Four Seasons also offers Care Navigation, Home Care, and Grief Services. To learn more, visit FourSeasonsCare.org or call (866) 466-9734.