Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida has named Misty Hesters, RN, as patient care coordinator for the DeFuniak Springs operation centers.

Hesters most recently served as RN in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of North Shore Medical Center in Miami. She has served as NICU/Pediatric Transport Team Member for Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola; as RN Supervisor for Caring Hearts Pediatric Center in Crestview; as RN in the newborn nursery at Santa Rosa Medical Center and in Pediatric Cardiology at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Pensacola. She holds her Associate of Science in Nursing from Pensacola State College.

“Regency Hospice is committed to hiring only the most experienced and capable hospice professionals,” says Karen Wilson, RN, director of operations, DeFuniak Springs. “We are very proud to have such an accomplished registered nurse as our patient care coordinator.”

Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida, with offices in DeFuniak Springs, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola, is a community-based hospice provider, offering disease-specific hospice treatment programs. The organization is committed to offering the highest quality patient care, with the cornerstone of corporate culture being the hiring of only the most experienced and capable hospice professionals.  Team members, expert in pain management, provide support and counseling for patients and their families. A registered nurse is at the patient’s and family’s disposal, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In addition to traditional medical and pharmacological aspects of palliative care, Regency Hospice provides unique programs such as its “Tree of Life” awareness program, Effleurage (light-touch massage), Bereavement Support, Perenity Flower Ministry and Second Wind Dreams. Believing that all patients who are eligible for hospice care should receive the best care available, Regency Hospice will service every eligible patient in its service area, regardless of medical conditions, lifestyle, religious, cultural or ethnic background. Visit for more information.