My Concordia Career: Shilynn Renner’s Story

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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you to Shilynn Renner!

Shilynn Renner is the Marketing Liaison for Concordia Hospice of Washington (CHOW). Shilynn joined the Concordia family in June of this year and brought a wealth of applicable knowledge and experience to our team. She is a graduate of Waynesburg University and holds a degree in business and healthcare administration.

When asked to describe Concordia in one word, Shilynn said “comforting.”

“I would have to describe Concordia as comforting. Each interaction between staff, patients, and even strangers is always full of praise and kindness.”

Shilynn told us why she chooses to work for Concordia.

“My grandmother was in CHOW’s Donnell House inpatient unit and the experience was terrific. There’s a family type of feeling that floats throughout Concordia and is experienced by both our team and those we serve. I am also grateful for the opportunity to serve God’s children by offering a benefit (hospice care) that many have limited knowledge on.”

Shilynn’s favorite memory of Concordia is an on-going practice at CHOW and throughout our Concordia continuum.

“Each day we discuss our plans as a team, discuss our patients as if they were family, and end in prayer. This spoke to me in such a way that I began to incorporate this compassion into my meetings with families – I want them to know that they are people we absolutely care about, not a number. Our families are thankful for this approach. I had a family cry tears of joy and comfort knowing that they were placing their loved one in compassionate hands.”

She spends most of her time outside of Concordia chasing her very active 18-month-old son, alongside her husband (who was her “middle school sweetheart”). The family loves spending time together, playing with their pets and enjoying the great outdoors. Shilynn’s hobbies consist of drawing, photography, writing and hunting.

Shilynn stated she is motivated to succeed by constantly working on herself.

“I hold an ideal set that I should be a better version of myself than I was the day before. I also believe that no knowledge is bad knowledge! I want to provide for my little family and leave an imprint on each person I come in contact with.”

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