Each year the Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association (OHPCA) chooses an individual who makes a difference for end-of-life care in our state or across the nation. The Elizabeth Wessinger Award celebrates the individual whose spirit and actions contribute to the improvement and advancement of hospice and palliative care beyond their own community. Beth Wessinger, and her husband, Fred, believed wholeheartedly in OHPCA’s mission to ensure all Oregonians have access to high quality end-of-life care. They have supported the agency in many ways, including establishing a trust for OHPCA through the Oregon Community Foundation. We are pleased to announce that Lumina nurse, Tracy Calhoun, is the recipient of the 2023 Elizabeth Wessinger Award! With 35 years of nursing experience, Tracy contributes an immense amount of expertise to Lumina’s team as well as nursing students completing their practicum and nurses new to the hospice and palliative care field. Tracy is also passionate about pet therapy. With her own dogs, JJ who died in 2017, and Ember (pictured here), Tracy has spent over 20 years working and volunteering with pet therapy teams. Join us in congratulating Tracy on this prestigious award!