Nurse Practitioner Hanna Epstein Honored

January 19, 2022
Hanna Epstein and Shawnda Sallee
Epstein with Shawnda Sallee, who nominated her for the award.

Hanna Epstein, a nurse practitioner on the pediatric palliative care team at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, was recently honored with the 2021 Ilene Beal Courageous Provider Award from the Courageous Parents Network. The nonprofit organization helps families caring for children with serious illness.

In nominating her, Shawnda Sallee wrote: “From helping us express our wishes and advocating for life saving treatment, to being a shoulder to cry on, she has helped provide a quality of life for [our child] and our entire family … she always seems to be in the moment with us, making us feel as if we are truly being heard.”

In receiving this award, Hanna also received a substantial gift of funds to the MUSC Pediatric Palliative Care Program to ensure that this care team can continue serving patients and families.

Thank you, Hanna, for all you do for our patients and families!