Compassus – Colorado Springs Recognizes Local Chaplain During Pastoral Care Week

The Compassus program serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas recognizes Chaplain Ken Musselwhite during Pastoral Care Week, October 22-28, 2017, for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for hospice patients and their families. Musselwhite has been working at Compassus since 2010.

“We are proud to recognize Ken’s tireless efforts to provide compassionate support and exceptional spiritual counseling to our patients and their families,” said Linda Howland, executive director for Compassus – Colorado Springs. “Hospice chaplains offer spiritual support – directly or in collaboration with a patient’s or family’s own clergy or spiritual counselor – to provide a more meaningful end-of-life experience. Ken goes above and beyond to bring joy to others, including sharing his comedic and musical talents with our program. His positive and caring attitude, exceptional ability to understand and comfort patients, and willingness to support colleagues makes him an integral part of our Compassus team.”

Regardless of spiritual, religious or cultural background, Pastoral Care Week celebrates those who provide spiritual support to those receiving hospice or palliative care wherever they call home and in many other settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes.

Compassus – Colorado Springs will recognize local pastoral care providers next week by presenting them with framed certificates of appreciation for their dedication to the patients and families they serve.

For more information about Pastoral Care Week, visit