Valley View Farm and a Conversation with Christy Orndorff, RN

grieving grieving provider podcast support May 19, 2022

In the third episode of the Pause to Remember Podcast, Christy Orndorff, RN shares a conversation with Amy Pelkey, CRNA about raising money for Butterfly Angels at Valley View FarmThey also talk about healthcare providers grieving after pregnancy or infant loss. 

In 2017, Christy was named "Nurse of the Year" at the academic medical center where she cares for many patients and their families.  With over 30 years of experience, she has many insights and thoughtful suggestions for anyone grieving after loss.

Christy resides at Valley View Farm that dates back to 1905.  Here, her family breeds Belgian draft horses and hold events in a renovated barn.  These events include everything from weddings to celebrations of life.  

The events in the barn help fund Butterfly Angels, a bereavement organization supporting grieving parents in Waynesburg, PA and the surrounding communities.

Listen to Christy describe this beautiful barn, some of the many services offered by Butterfly Angels, and some comforting experiences grieving families have felt due to the tireless efforts of Christy, her family, and the entire Butterfly Angels organization.

Christy goes on to share her vast experience as it relates to grieving healthcare providers.  Some of the topics she covers include:

  • Re-entering the workplace
  • Triggers
  • Finding a safe place to go to gather yourself
  • Healthcare providers high expectations of themselves
  • Switching jobs or floors
  • Boundaries for self care
  • Partners grieving differently

 You can listen to all Christy has to offer here on the Pause to Remember podcast.

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