Compassus Recognizes Local Volunteer In Metairie, Louisiana

Sue Nelson Receives Top Volunteer Recognition for Dedicated Service During National Volunteer Week


METAIRIE, La. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Metairie and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Sue Nelson 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 Sue Nelson 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 Judy Bauer, RN, Executive Director for Hospice Compassus – Greater New Orleans. “Sue’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. Vijay Patel, Medical Director of Hospice Compassus – Greater New Orleans. “This National Volunteer Week, we are pleased to honor Sue for her kindness and compassion. This past year she came to visit the week of Christmas and read to every patient The Night Before Christmas. 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 – Greater New Orleans will recognize its volunteers this week by hosting a volunteer appreciation dinner at Mellow Mushroom in Metairie.