We have an amazing nurse in our community.
May is Nurses Month. Liz Schwagel is a hospice nurse and mother of two with a deep commitment to caring for those in their final moments – even after a heartbreaking year in the pandemic.
She just celebrated her eighth year with Minnesota-grown national hospice company St. Croix Hospice, working out of the Sartell branch.
Starting as a certified nursing assistant, Liz earned a nursing degree and worked her way up to become a RN case manager. She serves the dying and their families in assisted living facilities and private homes, assuring they have a dignified death.
Liz recently noted, “From a 19-year-old CNA to a 27-year-old RN: I know I’m a hospice gal through and through. I have learned so much, I have seen so much. To have the honor to walk alongside beautiful and extraordinary patients and family through their end-of-life journey is not only the most amazing career but such an amazing experience each day.”
Liz lives in Richmond and serves patients in Sartell and surrounding communities.
St. Croix Hospice
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