Priscilla Dillingham Kissick ‘56

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1956

With experience at St. Christopher’s Hospice in London and Philadelphia, Priscilla Dillingham Kissick, MN, is an expert practitioner in end-of-life care. As the former executive director of Wissahickon Hospice, Priscilla’s interest in hospice and palliative care led her to increase the patient-family units from an annual census of 32 to 1,000 during her 20-year tenure. Through her leadership, Wissahickon Hospice was the first Medicare-certified hospice in Pennsylvania and negotiated with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania to include hospice as a benefit, a groundbreaking change in healthcare.

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