Clinical Staff

Dr. Robert Gardner (150x150)Dr. Robert Gardner, MD
Medical Director
I appreciate being able to work with the professional, dedicated staff of Hospice Services of Lake County. I was privileged to attend the first US training for Hospice Medical Directors back in the 1970’s, and I appreciated their concepts of care and comfort. I have worked in medical offices and clinics in California since 1975 and know the limitations on time and resources for physicians. Hospice is an agency that can coordinate end of life care for our patients and help provide medical, social, and spiritual help along with a patient’s physician.

I have been fortunate enough to participate in local hospice services for the past three years and in that time I have never heard a doctor or patient say “I wish I would have called hospice later.” The sooner the person is referred, the better, in order to reduce pain, get needed equipment into the home, and to address the varied social and spiritual needs that may be requested. So please refer that patient earlier rather than later. All candidates are encouraged to check out hospice services for yourself or your loved ones and until that time comes, please live your life to the fullest.

Lynne Brooks (150x150)Lynn Brookes, GNP
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

“I feel it is a privilege to give support, love and compassion to patients and their families in difficult times.”

Kathy Wickard (150x150)Kathy Wickard, RN-BC, CHPN
Clinical Supervisor
“I feel good about working with hospice patients because I can make a difference in our patient’s and family’s lives.”

Skilled Nurses

Annemarie (138x150)Annemarie, RN
“It is incredibly fulfilling to be able to provide comfort and compassion to families during the hardest event in their lives. This job is the very essence of what it means to be a nurse.”

Jonathan (150x150)Jonathan, RN, CHPN
“Every day our patients and families have something to teach me about life, love and dying.”

Marian (150x147)Marian, RN
“I’m so happy to be working with all the wonderful people and families that I meet through Hospice.”

Susan Guaraglia (150x150)

Susan, RN
“It is an honor to be part of the nursing and interdisciplinary teams serving the hospice patients and families of Lake County. My goal is to provide patients and their families with the highest quality care and support for the patient at the end of their life’s journey.”

Beth (150x150)Beth, LVN
“I love my job, meeting new people and improving patient quality of life at the end of their lives.”

Hospice Aides

Home-health-aide-certified-pinBess, CNA-HHA
“I have been blessed with the opportunity of serving others through Hospice.”

Sabrina (150x148)Sabrina, CNA-HHA
“I help patients live the best they can for as long as they can.”

Sue (150x150)Sue, CNA-HHA
“The happiness I get from giving is the benefit that I receive.”