RVNA is pleased to announce that Anne Cofone, RN, MSN, LCSW, has joined our Hospice team as Hospice Clinical Supervisor. In this role, Cofone is responsible for day-to-day operational oversight and management of the Hospice staff. She brings significant clinical and social work skills to the position.
A Registered Nurse (RN), and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Cofone holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing, Social Work and Community Psychology. She is also currently in the dissertation phase for her PhD in Social Work at Adelphi University. Cofone has worked in the healthcare field for most of her long career, applying her diverse experience to acute hospital settings, community and home health, academia, and psychiatry. In the past couple of years, Cofone has discovered her love of working in the hospice and palliative care field. “It is a place where all of my clinical and human skills are utilized.”
As the Hospice Clinical Supervisor, Cofone will work closely with Hospice staff and families. Her responsibilities will include clinical oversight, patient advocacy and satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and ongoing education and evaluation of Hospice staff. .
“What I really like about RVNA are the kind, welcoming people and atmosphere. I love working in the palliative and end-of-life hospice field and I look forward to continuing to grow professionally and personally through my experiences here at RVNA.”
Cofone currently resides in Norwalk and is the proud great-aunt of an adorable 16-month old nephew. No stranger to Ridgefield, Cofone attended high school at the (long-ago closed) Notre Dame Academy on West Mountain Road. “Notre Dame provided me with a solid foundation in independent thinking, never taking things at surface value, and challenging myself to always do a little more. This frame of reference has guided me both professionally and personally throughout my life.”
Cofone started at RVNA on Monday, June 17th.