Compassus – Auburn Recognizes Local Chaplain During Pastoral Care Week

The Compassus program serving Auburn and the surrounding areas recognizes Chaplain James Q. Smith during Pastoral Care Week, October 22-28, 2017, for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for hospice patients and their families. Smith has been working at Compassus for seven years.

“We are proud to recognize James’ tireless efforts to provide compassionate support and exceptional spiritual counseling to the patients, families and colleagues he works with every day,” said Patty Baggett, executive director for Compassus – Auburn. “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. James’ positive and caring attitude, exceptional ability to spread joy, comfort and wisdom to patients, and willingness to support colleagues make 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 – Auburn 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