Compassus – Payson Recognizes Local Volunteers

PAYSON, Ariz. – The Compassus program serving Payson and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Joyce Walters and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 23-29 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones. Walters has been volunteering at Compassus since 2004.

“We are proud to recognize Joyce for her efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Mary Jane Rogers, executive director for Compassus – Payson. “Volunteers like Joyce help make our mission a reality here at Compassus, and we are fortunate to have her as a part of our care team.”

“Joyce has served our program in many different ways, from providing administrative assistance to coordinating events to visiting with patients. No matter the task, she makes a meaningful impact on our patients, their families and our staff,” said Janine Nielson, bereavement and volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Payson. “I want to thank Joyce and all of the volunteers on our team for their true dedication to those we serve.”

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, there are an estimated 400,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 19 million hours of service to hospice programs each year. Hospice volunteers add to the care provided by physicians and other hospice staff by bringing companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, providing respite to families and caregivers, and supporting the administrative responsibilities of hospice programs.

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For information about Compassus – Payson, please visit or call (928) 238-3211.