New Milford VNA & Hospice has announced it has hired registered nurse Natalia Zapata as a hospice nurse.

She will work with nurse Kathy Leier and hospice team leader, and other hospice team members providing care with compassion for hospice patients and families.

Zapata has worked for the skilled nursing home St. John Paul II Center in Danbury, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington and Ridgefield VNA.

She received a bachelor of social work degree from Western Connecticut State University and a nursing degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College.