BILLINGS, Mont. – The Compassus program serving Billings and the surrounding area is proud to recognize all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 23-29 for providing support, companionship and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones. This year, Compassus – Billings recognizes Diane Ruff, a volunteer since June 2015, as the program’s Spotlight Volunteer.
“We are proud to recognize Diane for her efforts to support the administrative portion of hospice. Her weekly dedication to the program helps us to provide excellent service to our patients and families. Diane is an invaluable source of information and a positive asset to our program,” said Misse Iverson, Executive Director for Compassus – Billings. “Volunteers like Diane help make our mission a reality by promoting compassion, integrity and excellence. We are fortunate to have her as a part of our team.”
“Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, volunteers make a meaningful impact on our patients and their families,” said Renee Murdock, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Billings. “I want to thank Diane 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.
For more information about National Volunteer Week, visit pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week.
For information about Compassus – Billings, please visit compassus.com/rocky-mountain-hospice-billings or call (406) 371-4165.