Compassus Recognizes Local Chaplain During Pastoral Care Week

SEDONA, Ariz. – The Compassus program serving Sedona and the surrounding areas recognizes Chaplain Gwen Brandfass during National Pastoral Care Week, October 25-31, 2015, for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for hospice patients and their families.


“We are proud to recognize the tireless efforts of Gwen to provide compassionate support and exceptional spiritual counseling to our patients and their families,” said Susan Blanchard, executive director for Compassus – Sedona. “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. Gwen’s positive and caring attitude, exceptional ability to understand and comfort patients, and willingness to support colleagues makes her an integral part of our Compassus team.”


Regardless of spiritual, religious or cultural background, National Pastoral Care Week celebrates those who provide spiritual support to others in specialized settings such as hospitals, long term care facilities, hospices, military settings, nursing homes, and many other settings throughout the world.


Compassus – Sedona 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 Compassus – Sedona, please call (928) 284-0180.