CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Compassus program serving Casa Grande and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Marcia Johnson and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 15-21 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones.
“We are proud to recognize Marcia for her efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Julie Hoffman, executive director for Compassus – Casa Grande. “Volunteers like Marcia are fundamental to the Compassus mission of delivering the highest quality care. These caring individuals extend the reach of hospice employees, creating the opportunity to do more for more patients and their families.”
“Marcia was introduced to our team four years ago when her husband was on our service, and she has been volunteering ever since,” said Monica White, social worker, volunteer coordinator and grief group facilitator at Compassus – Casa Grande. “She is a tremendous help to our staff in the office, assisting with administrative duties and event planning.”
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, there are an estimated 450,000 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.
“Whether listening quietly, reading a book or simply running errands, volunteers make a meaningful impact on our patients and their families,” said Franklin Baroi, M.D., medical director for Compassus – Casa Grande. “I want to thank Marcia Johnson and all of the volunteers on our team for their commitment to those we serve.”
For more information about National Volunteer Week, visit pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week.
For information about Compassus – Casa Grande, please visit compassus.com/casa-grande or call (520) 421-7143.