Compassus Recognizes Local Volunteer In Sedona, Arizona

Fran Giffen Receives Top Volunteer Recognition for Dedicated Service During National Volunteer Week


SEDONA, Ariz. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Sedona and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Fran Giffen and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 12-18 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones. 


“We are proud to recognize Fran for her efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing a life-limiting illness by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Susan Blanchard, Executive Director for Hospice Compassus – Sedona. “Fran’s positive attitude and contributions make her a dedicated member of our team, and we are fortunate to have her as a volunteer.”


“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Hospice Compassus,” said Dr. Michael Amadei, Medical Director of Hospice Compassus – Sedona. “This National Volunteer Week, we are pleased to honor Fran for her dedication. She visits several patients each week, and I often hear kind words about her from our patients, their families and our colleagues. I want to thank her and all of the volunteers on our team for their true dedication to our patients and families.”


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.


Hospice Compassus – Sedona will recognize its volunteers this week by hosting a volunteer appreciation luncheon.