Congratulations to our Employees of the Year- Jessica Mosness & Andi Boss!
Jessica Mosness, RN
Holding the hand as someone takes their last breath…there is nothing in the world quite like the honor, peace, and beauty in this. As I reflect on the months, weeks and days that lead up to someone’s last breath, it makes it that much more incredible as it takes a team approach and effort to get a patient and family to that point. We as a team control patient’s symptoms, educate on end of life with family, support family, provide spiritual support and guidance, amongst other things, to get us to that last peaceful moment…it is a job I take very seriously and a job I do with my heart and soul every day. It would be selfish to say one team member does it all, because that is not true. I believe all of our work together makes what we do so magical and amazing. Being Employee of the Year is the greatest accomplishment I have had as an RN and it is something I am very proud of, but thank you to my team and all of our staff for helping me and our patients because without that, I would not be what I am and do as well as I do.
I am often asked why do you do hospice nursing. Aren’t you sad all the time? And, my answer is this: I believe being a hospice nurse is a calling. It is a calling I believe I am blessed with. I remember as a child I always thought I wanted to be a doctor. I even started off college Pre-Med at the University of Wyoming. However, life happened and my path and vision of what I wanted to do changed. I had a best friend from high school that was in a terrible car accident that left her completely debilitated with significant brain damage. I would drive up to see her as much as I could to spend time with her, give her arm/hand massage and I was so drawn into the hospice’s nurse’s role at the end of her life. There was also my Grandmother and Great Aunt that I was blessed enough to help care for towards the end of their life. I feel God has put “moments” into my life that have directed and paved my path towards hospice nursing. My career gives me fulfillment in more ways than I could ever describe. Helping someone and their family at the end of their life is an honor, a privilege and I am so beyond blessed to do this for a living. I am even more grateful to get to do this for Front Range Hospice and Palliative Care
Andi Boss, RN
I’ve been a nurse for 15 years and never have I received an honor such as this. I never thought about Hospice as being a career path for me, but after losing my dad almost 3 years ago from a long battle of cancer I feel he sent me in this direction of being a Hospice nurse. Being a hospice nurse is probably one of the most challenging jobs I have done in my nursing career. It is incredibly rewarding to be part of a person’s final days, not only being there for the patient but I also get to help families find a way to cope with losing their loved ones and being a shoulder for them to cry on. I don’t really deserve to be employee of the year for Front Range Hospice, I feel it’s a team effort and without the whole team I could not do my job. Thank you all for the support you provide to me and to our patients.