Name: M. Kelly Langan RN, BSN, CHPN
Title: Director of In-Patient Hospice Services
Business: Allied Services Hospice and Palliative Care
Address: 511 Morgan Highway, Scranton, Pa. 18504
M. Kelly Langan believes in being true to oneself and to have empathy for others.
“I believe you have to be able to look yourself in the mirror each day, and to have empathy for our patients and families. We cannot lose sight of our purpose in our work,” said the director of in-patient hospice services at Allied Services Hospice and Palliative Care.
Her role at Allied is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Hospice centers, which includes the intake and referral of patients, coordinating training of the new staff, monitoring compliance, testing for COVID-19 in staff, insurance verifications/authorizations, and coordinating scheduling.
For the past three years, Langan’s focus has been the opening of the Allied Hospice Center in Scranton and now the new Hospice Center at Meade Street.
“It has been my top priority over the past year to support our staff and keep our patients, families, and staff protected, especially with the pandemic as well,” she said.
She received her BSN from then College Misericordia and worked for a year at Moses Taylor Hospital in med-surge, and then moved on to five years of nursing in home health.
For the past 25 years, she has worked in hospice, and 12 of those years were as a full-time on call nurse. During that time, she helped reopen the CNA program at Marywood University, which she worked for eight years.
Since her move to Allied three years ago she has held the position of the clinical director of the Hospice Center, and now the in her current position as director of both centers. In her spare time, she performs clerical work for her husband’s contractor business.
Her mentor has been Patricia Marx who encouraged her to teach and further her career.
“Together we helped restart the CNA program at Marywood,” she noted.
Langan attributes her success to hard work and perseverance and the great support of her family including her husband Brian, three children – Brian and wife Bella; Kelcey and husband Marty, and Mary Kate and Patrick Morris, and her granddaughter, Shea, and anticipates a second grandchild on the way; along with extended family and good friends.
She belongs to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; Fraternal Order of Eagles and participates in their fundraisers.
“This honor would not be possible without the support of the incredible staff at Allied Services and Allied Services Hospice and Palliative Care,” she said.