Compassus Recognizes Local Volunteers In Mountain Grove, Missouri

Willard and Freda McCarty Receive Top Volunteer Recognition for Dedicated Service During National Volunteer Week


MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Mountain Grove and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Willard and Freda McCarty 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 Willard and Freda for their efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing a life-limiting illness by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Carla Roberts, Executive Director for Hospice Compassus – Mountain Grove. “Their positive attitude and contributions make them dedicated members of our team, and we are fortunate to have them as volunteers.”


“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Hospice Compassus,” said Dr. Lori MacPherson, Medical Director of Hospice Compassus – Mountain Grove.  “This National Volunteer Week, we are pleased to honor this couple for exhibiting grace and compassion when sitting with a dying patient, and their commitment ensures that the patient does not die alone. Their quiet presence should not go unnoticed. I want to thank them 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.