Leir’dre Henton Receives Top Volunteer Recognition for Dedicated Service During National Volunteer Week
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Hospice Compassus program serving Austin and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Leir’dre Henton 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 Leir’dre 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 Lori Gilliam, Executive Director for Hospice Compassus – Central Texas. “Leir’dre’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. Louis Lux, Dr. Quan Dang, Dr. Matthew Benevich and Dr. Cheryl Polkowski, Medical Directors of Hospice Compassus – Central Texas. “This National Volunteer Week, we are pleased to honor Leir’dre Henton for her time spent visiting with patients, working in the office and helping our Volunteer Coordinator. Leir’dre’s patients find her to be a quiet, gentle spirit, they say she is a joy to be around and they look forward to her visits. She is always ready and willing to help whenever called. Leir’dre is a gifted and unique person and we are truly blessed that she chose Hospice Compassus as a place to volunteer. We 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 – Central Texas will recognize its volunteers this week by hosting a volunteer and staff gathering in the Round Rock office. They will be giving small gifts to the volunteers and playing mixer games to better enable the staff and volunteers to interact.