Compassus Recognizes Local Volunteer In Albuquerque, New Mexico

Frank Manning Receives Top Volunteer Recognition for Dedicated Service During National Volunteer Week

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Albuquerque and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Frank Manning 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 Frank Manning for his efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing a life-limiting illness by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Elizabeth Ross, Executive Director for Hospice Compassus – Albuquerque. “Frank’s positive attitude and contributions make him a dedicated member of our team, and we are fortunate to have him as a volunteer.”

“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Hospice Compassus,” said Dr. Francisco Torez, Medical Director of Hospice Compassus – Albuquerque. “This National Volunteer Week, we are pleased to honor Frank for three years of dedicated service. Frank has shown extraordinary compassion and commitment and goes above and beyond for his patients and their families. I want to thank him 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 – Albuquerque will recognize its volunteers this week by hosting an appreciation brunch, where awards will be presented to the location’s top three volunteers.