Our mission at Brighton Hospice is to provide the best physical, emotional, and spiritual care for our patients and their families.
Achieving this important mission would be impossible without our Brighton team members. We take pride in hiring the most compassionate and skilled people in the industry who deliver clinical expertise and exceed our patients’ expectations.
Our Team Member Spotlight series is our way of highlighting those dedicated individuals who go above and beyond in their commitment to excellence.
Hospice Care Consultant
Brighton Hospice Oregon
What is something about you that would surprise most people?
I got married a month ago.
If you could spend a day with any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
What is your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
Where is your hometown?
Tell us about your family / friends / pets / hobbies / passion projects:
I have been married for a month to a wonderful man named Adam. He is always supportive and up for my crazy adventures!
I have a beautiful son named Cameron. He’s 11 and he is the light of my life.
In addition, I have two fantastic bonus daughters who are both out of high school and starting new adventures of their own.
We have two dogs named Max and Tucker. I raise a breed of rabbits called Holland lops and show them.
I love spending time outdoors, kayaking, hiking, and just spending time with the family.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what things would you bring?
“Kristy is such a bright spirit for everyone she meets. When COVID first struck, Kristy had a patient come on service whose spouse was struggling. Of all things with COVID, the toilet paper hoarding was truly stressing this particular person out. Kristy went home and brought her own stash of the coveted Costco toilet paper and gave it to this family.
The recent fires were so devastating to our Salem and surrounding communities. Kristy and her husband went out and helped facilities evacuate their patients, and then brought food to hotels where staff and residents were in temporary housing.
Kristy’s kindness always goes to her team as well. She supports her Brighton teammates as if they were family. She always goes above and beyond to take care of everyone. She is Wonder Woman with angel wings.”
– Kristy’s Brighton Team Leader
Kristy with her son, Cameron
Kristy with her husband and their children. From left to right: Samantha Robeson, Myah Robeson, Adam Robeson, Cameron Turner, and Kristy Turner
Kristy enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time outside with her family.
What inspired you to pursue a career in hospice care?
I love taking care of people.
How long have you been with Brighton?
Almost 2 years.
What is your proudest moment at Brighton Hospice?
My proudest moment was when I moved positions from CNA to care consultant.
What are your hopes for the hospice care / healthcare industry?
My hope is that someday, people will be less scared of hospice. They always think we’re going to load patients upon medication to help them pass faster, but that simply isn’t true. My wish is for people to understand that we want their loved one to be able to do what they love to do for as long as possible. And then when the time eventually comes for them to pass, they will be comfortable and well cared for by our teams. I also want to make patients aware of how much support their loved ones will receive from us once they have passed.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Brighton Hospice is really more like a family than a company. They truly do care about you and your teams.