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JGS Lifecare names new RN Director of Hospice 

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare has named Deborah Attia, RN, of South Hadley, director of Hospice Services at Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care. Attia is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the hospice program, including supervision of the team, financial performance, and delivery of quality care, as well as providing direct care.

Attia brings 13 years of clinical experience in health care to this position. She is a registered nurse and experienced counselor. Before joining Spectrum, she served as the assistant director of clinical operations and RN case manager for Solamor/Life Choice Hospice/Hospice Compassus. Prior to that, she served as a Rehab Unit Manager for Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehab in Northampton. She was also a skilled nursing director at Village at Waterman Lake in Greenville, Rhode Island, and gained experience in the geri-psych unit at UMMC Clinton in Clinton, MA.

Attia has an Associates Degree in Nursing from Mt. Wachusett Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Worcester State College

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