Compassus, Prmc To Honor Volunteers

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The residents of Payson and the Rim Country are invited to help honor the volunteers serving the Payson Regional Medical Center and Hospice Compassus.

A reception is planned at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 23 for the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary, said Judy Baker, chief executive officer of MHA and Chris Wolf, chief executive officer of Payson Regional Medical Center. The Hospital Volunteer Awareness Reception will be held in the main lobby of PRMC.

Both Hospice Compassus and Payson Regional Medical Center will be honoring the men and women who volunteer time and talent at programs on Thursday. Hospice volunteers will be given a luncheon, while a reception is planned at PRMC for the hospital volunteers.

More than 30 volunteers provided hundreds of hours in 2008 to help Hospice Compassus care for patients and families in the Rim Country.

At least 50 volunteers help at PRMC through the Mogollon Health Alliance, plus there are volunteers who assist with the PRMC Senior Circle and others who contribute time and talent to other MHA programs.

Hospice Compassus is honoring hospice volunteers who bring compassion and support to lives of those facing a life-limiting illness.

“Hospice Compassus recognizes that hospice care is defined by every patient and family we serve in our local community. This National Volunteer Week, we want to acknowledge and honor our volunteers who are an integral part of our care team and who make it possible for us to accomplish our mission — to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing a life-limiting illness by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Carol Davison, executive director.

Hospice volunteers are integral members of the dedicated teams of professionals who provide hospice and palliative care across our nation.

Hospice volunteers bring companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, respite to families and caregivers, and support in fund-raising and administrative efforts by hospice organizations.

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