Compassus Recognizes Local Volunteer In Flagstaff, Arizona

Mary Miller Receives Top Volunteer Recognition for Dedicated Service During National Volunteer Week


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Flagstaff and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Mary Miller 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 Mary 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 Susan Blanchard, Executive Director for Hospice Compassus – Flagstaff. “Mary’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. Stephan Stellmacher, Medical Director of Hospice Compassus – Flagstaff. “This National Volunteer Week, we are pleased to honor Mary for more than two years of dedicated service. She never turns down an assignment and averages four to five patient visits each week. Mary tailors her visits to the needs of our patients and their caregivers, and is a good support system for all. 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.