Kansas City, Mo. – Compassus has selected Tiffony Esposito, CNA, of Kansas City to join a team of medical volunteers to assist Living Hope, the company’s sister hospice program in Cape Town, South Africa, on a mission trip August 12-20. The Compassus team, which includes two physicians, five registered nurses, two certified nursing assistants, a social worker, volunteer coordinator and chaplain, is spending a week in Cape Town educating and assisting the Living Hope staff.
“I feel very blessed to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Esposito, home health aide of Compassus – Kansas City, about her opportunity to participate. “I know this trip will be life-changing for me and those I encounter.”
Through a partnership started in 2011, Compassus donates monetary aid, medical supplies and healthcare expertise to support Living Hope’s healthcare and hospice services in the impoverished township communities of Cape Town.
Living Hope, a ministry-based nonprofit, offers healthcare services, counseling and education to more than 200,000 underprivileged residents. Living Hope’s programs focus on improving general health and hospice care, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, and economic empowerment. Living Hope provides healthcare for more than 36,000 South Africans annually through in-home visits, medical clinics and a 22-bed inpatient hospice center.
Compassus supports Living Hope in three ways: funding, education and hands-on medical assistance. The company matches voluntary employee donations to the dollar every year and also assists Living Hope with necessary medical supplies and equipment.
“I am honored and excited for Tiffony to represent our team on this mission trip,” said Loree Parcells, executive director of Compassus – Kansas City. “She has the gift of caregiving and now others will receive the full benefit of her heart and expertise.”
For more information about Compassus — Kansas City, visit compassus.com/kansas-city or call (816) 987-9917.