Compassus – Cincinnati Recognizes Local Volunteers

CINCINNATI – The Compassus program serving Cincinnati, Dayton and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Jane Van Coney and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 23-29 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones. Van Coney has been volunteering at Compassus since February 2011.

“We are proud to recognize Jane for her efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Elizabeth Grinkemeyer, Executive Director for Compassus – Cincinnati. “Volunteers like Jane help make our mission a reality here at Compassus, and we are fortunate to have her as a part of our care team.”

“Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, volunteers make a meaningful impact on our patients and their families,” said Arvind Modawal, M.D., medical director for Compassus – Cincinnati. “I want to thank Jane and all of the volunteers on our team for their true dedication to those we serve.”

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.

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For information about Compassus – Cincinnati, please visit or call (513)619-3700.