AUBURN, Ala. – The Compassus program serving Auburn and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Janice Davis during National Volunteer Week April 23-29 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones until her passing earlier this year. Davis, who had served as a volunteer for eight years, was one of the program’s longest standing volunteers.
“We are proud to recognize and remember Janice Davis for her efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Patty Baggett, executive director for Compassus – Auburn. “Volunteers like Janice help make our mission a reality here at Compassus, and we are fortunate to have had her as a part of our care team for so long.”
“Janice’s dedication to our patients and their families was unparalleled. She truly made a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve,” said Debbie Dowdell, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Auburn. “We are so grateful to have known her, and we miss her very much.”
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 – Auburn, please visit compassus.com/auburn-al or call (334) 246-5815.