Compassus Recognizes Local Volunteer In Lafayette, Louisiana

Mari-Lynn Vizina Receives Top Volunteer Recognition for Dedicated Service During National Volunteer Week


LAFAYETTE, La. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Lafayette and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Mari-Lynn Vizina 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 Mari-Lynn 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 Connie Boyd, Executive Director for Hospice Compassus – Lafayette. “Mari-Lynn’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. Kemp Coreil, Medical Director of Hospice Compassus –Lafayette. “This National Volunteer Week, we are pleased to honor Mari-Lynn for sharing her caring heart and smile with everyone she meets. She is one of the most dedicated, dependable and joyful volunteers here at Hospice Compassus – Lafayette. 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 – Lafayette will recognize its volunteers this week with an appreciation luncheon.