MONETT, Mo. – The Compassus program serving Monett and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Sandra Hahn and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 15-21 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones. Hahn volunteered 147 hours of her time to support patients in 2017.
“We are proud to recognize Sandra for her efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Janet Gard, executive director for Compassus – Monett. “Volunteers like Sandra 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.”
“Sandra is an exceptional volunteer, helping to make people feel loved and valued,” said Brenda Smith, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Monett. “She places importance on everyday happenings, and is known to bring patients their favorite candy, dessert or flowers. She gives her love, compassion and time freely, and we are grateful to have her on our team.”
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 James Lukavsky, M.D., medical director for Compassus – Monett. “I want to thank Sandra 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 – Monett, please visit compassus.com/monett or call (417) 235-9097.