Donna Bingenheimer of Journey Hospice Receives LeadingAge NJ’s Excellence in Direct Care Award

Bingenheimer Accepts LeadingAge Excellence in Direct Care Award

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ — Donna Bingenheimer, BSN RN LMT CCAP, Case Manager and Licensed Massage Therapist at Journey Hospice, was chosen as a 2019 Excellence in Direct Care Award recipient by LeadingAge New Jersey. Donna was honored at an awards program on December 4, 2019 at The Boat House at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ. The award recognizes individuals who are making a difference in the lives of residents, colleagues, and their local community through outstanding leadership, personal commitment, and innovation in services and program delivery.

Donna received her BSN from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ and has worked as a registered nurse for 37 years. In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist, she is also a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Reiki Master 3rd degree, and a Healing Touch Apprentice. She has co-authored an article in an International Aromatherapy Journal and has conducted workshops and classes teaching individuals about natural healing methods to support the body, mind and spirit to achieve relaxation, decrease pain, increase energy, and the promotion of wellbeing, transformation and wholeness.

Darlene Thurber, Executive Director of Journey Hospice, said “We are so thrilled for Donna, as she truly deserves this recognition. Donna uses holistic modalities to provide patient care to the ‘whole person’ – not just physically, but socially, emotionally, and spiritually as well. She goes above and beyond to provide quality care that supports each patient’s mind, body and soul.”

LeadingAge New Jersey is the statewide association of non-profit senior care organizations dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey through advocacy, education, and fellowship. Founded in 1931, LeadingAge New Jersey and its members believe in affirming the enduring value of our elders to society, to family and to the community; promoting quality, stewardship and choice in aging services; advancing mission-driven values, compassionate services and public trust; being accountable to those they serve; and developing ethical leadership. The organization represents over 140 non-profit nursing homes, assisted living residences, residential health care centers, independent senior housing, and life plan communities throughout the entire state of New Jersey.

About Journey Hospice: Journey Hospice provides support to individuals and their loved ones during an advanced illness, ensuring that every person’s journey of life is allowed to end with dignity, compassion, and comfort. As part of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSMNJ) – a faith-based, mission-driven, statewide not-for-profit organization – Journey is open to all, regardless of religious affiliation or background. To learn more about Journey Hospice, visit or call 609-380-4302.