Catholic Hospice hosted the 2023 Service Excellence 

February 7, 2024

On Saturday, January 27, 2024, Catholic Hospice hosted the 2023 Service Excellence Dinner at the beautiful Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Among those in attendance were our Senior Management Team, Hospice and Palliative Care Physicians, and recipients of the 2023 Service Excellence Awards accompanied by their guests. The night celebrated the organization’s accomplishments and more importantly, the award recipients for their service excellence in 2023. 

A big congratulations to the recipients for our 2023 Service Excellence Awards!

  • Registered Nurse: Fred Cherichel (Pearl Team) & Fidelia Hernandez (Holy Cross ICC)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse: Evelyn Latimore (Continuous Care)
  • Hospice Aide: Guertine Normilus (Blue Team)
  • Social Worker: Dagmar Muller (Orange Team)
  • Chaplain: Yarelis Montes de Oca (Bronze Team)
  • Post-Acute Representative – Broward County: Barbie Warger
  • Post-Acute Representative – Dade County: Jackie Blanco
  • Admissions Nurse: Alina Rivero Parets
  • Administrative Support: Ana Rivera (Human Resources)
  • Catholic Palliative Service Practitioner/APRN: Angel Peña
  • New Hospice Physician: Dr. Jorge Hernandez Canciobello
  • Hospice Physician “All Around Team Player”: Dr. Cesar Rodriguez
  • Physician Compassion Award: Dr. Otto Marquez Mendoza
  • Hospice Team Physician: Dr. Malika Rahaman (Orange Team)
  • Hospice Physician “Get It Done”: Dr. Jeffrey Wallace
  • Team of the Year: Yellow Team with the leadership of Tamara Esquijarosa

We also celebrated three of our staff who are celebrating big milestones with us this year!


  • Margaret Leacock, Triage Registered Nurse


  • Tatiana Cuni, Admissions Supervisor
  • Nereida Vazquez, HIM Technician

Of course, the night would not have been a true celebration if it did not end off with staff dancing the night away.

Lastly, we’d like to thank all who helped to make this evening a success, including our event sponsors: OnePoint Pharmacy and Truist. We look forward to continuing celebrating the service excellence of Catholic Hospice in years to come!