New home care, hospice director named

Kathy Blomquist, RN, BSN, MA, has been named director of Northfield Home Care and Northfield Hospice, services of Northfield Hospital & Clinics (NH&C).

Blomquist comes to NH&C with an extensive background in home care and hospice services, oncology nursing and end-of-life care. She has worked in hospice related services in Albert Lea, Owatonna and Faribault. Most recently, she served as a parish nurse in Owatonna.

 “Home care and hospice are really about providing the best care possible based on the patient’s needs and preferences,” said Blomquist. “Preserving the patient’s dignity and honoring their wishes are key to fulfilling our mission.”

Blomquist received her Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from Gustavus Adolphus College. She holds a dual Masters of Arts in Management and Health Services Administration from St. Mary’s University.

Northfield Home Care provides in-home nursing services and personal care to those who are recovering from illness, injury or surgery. Northfield Hospice coordinates a multi-disciplinary team approach for end-of-life care in a variety of settings.