Compassus Recognizes Local Volunteer In Macon, Georgia

Georgia Wessling Receives Top Volunteer Recognition for Dedicated Service During National Volunteer Week


MACON, Mo. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Macon and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Georgia Wessling 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 Georgia 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 Laura Templeton, Executive Director for Hospice Compassus – Macon. “Georgia’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. James McDowell, Medical Director of Hospice Compassus – Macon. “This National Volunteer Week, we are pleased to honor Georgia for being a volunteer for more than three years. Always willing to serve however she can, Georgia has given much of her time and compassionate support to many of our patients. She is about as faithful as they come, and can be counted on in a pinch. 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 – Macon will recognize volunteers this week with its Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet on April 23 at 6:00 pm at Noland’s Catering in Macon.