Debra Rhinewalt, BSN, CHPN

Debra Rhinewalt is a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women where she also serves on the Nursing School Advisory Council.

Her career led her to Palliative Care nursing, and she is currently the Palliative Care Clinical Coordinator at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle. Her extensive work in this field has led her to realize that due to increasingly strict admission and discharge criteria patients are literally “dying” to get into the hospital, and the “baby boomer” generation is living longer with many co-morbid conditions.

Debra recognizes that fragmented healthcare has placed nurses in a position of being the ones who “bring it all together” for many patients and families. She is passionate about her obligation to train nurses in the current trends in healthcare which can increase the quality of care for patients and their families. Debra has received numerous honors, awards and certifications.