Compassus – Springfield Recognizes Local Chaplain During Pastoral Care Week

The Compassus program serving Springfield and the surrounding areas recognizes Chaplain Randy Martin during Pastoral Care Week, October 22-28, 2017, for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for hospice patients and their families. Randy has been working for Compassus since July 2016.

“We are proud to recognize Randy’s tireless efforts to provide compassionate support and exceptional spiritual counseling to our patients and their families,” said Kay Koch, director of clinical services for Compassus – Springfield. “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. Randy truly exemplifies the Compassus values of compassion, integrity and excellence. His selflessness, sense of humor, exceptional ability to understand and comfort 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 – Springfield 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