As a Nurse Practitioner with Hospice for the Northwest, Maren Mansfield visits patients in their homes to determine their health/qualification status and consults with other Hospice of the Northwest registered nurses as they treat their patients.
Maren earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University and has worked in family medicine, in the oncology unit at the VA hospital in Seattle, and in the dialysis department at Skagit Regional Health before joining Hospice of the Northwest.
The connections she makes with patients and staff alike during such emotional times is one of the things she loves most about being part of Hospice of the Northwest
“End-of-life is a special and important time for people and their families,” Maren said. “It is an honor to be welcomed into people’s homes and lives during this often challenging time and it is very rewarding to make a positive impact. I love the connections I make with people from all walks of life. Hospice of the Northwest in particular is wonderful because it is so full of caring, fun, interesting people.”
A lover of life and animals, one of her favorite memories is the 6 months she took to study and travel around Mexico and Ecuador with her now husband after getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies from University of Washington.
She loves to cook, travel, do art with her daughter, and pamper her dog, Pluto. In fact, she said if she had $1 million, she would start an animal sanctuary.