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Hospice Director Lisa Honored as Leader of the Quarter

Hospice Director Lisa Honored as Leader of the Quarter

Hospice Director Lisa Goings has received North Oaks Health System's Leader of the Quarter Award for October-December 2022.

Lisa joined the North Oaks team 30 years ago as a Nurse Tech on the General Surgery Unit while in college. After graduation in 1994, she became a Staff Registered Nurse (RN) on the unit. Four years later in 1998, she transferred to the Extended Care Unit as a Charge Nurse. In 2000, she was promoted to Clinical Nurse Manager of the Extended Care and Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Units. Eleven years later, she joined the Intermediate Care Nursery team as a Staff RN.

Time working with Revenue Integrity and Legal Compliance followed for most of the next decade, but in 2020, Lisa began to feel a higher calling from God to care for patients facing the end of life. This led her to accept a promotion to Hospice Director.

“North Oaks is my home away from home. We are family, and our patients become a part of our family,” notes Lisa. “We are blessed to have the privilege to truly get to know our patients personally as we affirm their lives. We are able to offer them compassion, hold their hands, listen to their life stories, laugh and cry together, and, most importantly, love. “I have experienced many roles in my nursing career, but providing hospice care is the most rewarding and fulfilling by far.”

Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Lisa lives in Hammond with her husband Clay and 21-year-old son Landon.

Lisa is an alumna of Southeastern Louisiana University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Spending time with family and friends, antique shopping and reading are among Lisa’s favorite pastimes.

She belongs to the St. Margaret Queen of Scotland Court of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and is a catechist for tenth graders for the Parish School of Religion at St. Margaret Queen of Scotland Catholic Church in Albany.

“Our hospice patients and their families tell us what a blessing it is to have Lisa and her team advocating for them at one of the most challenging and vulnerable times in their lives,” asserts Chief Nursing Officer Kirsten Riney.