On Thursday, April 19, the “Red Carpet” was rolled out at the annual Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, with over 70 people in attendance. The evening was a time for the Hospice team to thank the volunteers for over 2,000 hours of service given during the 2017 year.
“You truly are the ‘Shining Stars’ of our hospice program,” stated Connie Henige, Memorial Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. “The hours provided ranged from companionship, pet therapy, flower ministry, to a haircut for a patient. This support is also carried over within the office, creating admission charts and bags for our hospice patients to scanning and filing charts. We truly could not do it without our volunteers.”
During the evening, several awards were distributed. The John and Catherine Cain Award was given to Harold Wells, hospice volunteer, for his time given to direct patient care. The Basil Henry Award was received by Kathy Raines for providing indirect patient care. The Hospice Angel Award was presented to Maureen Gilna, whom has been a part of the hospice team for 36 years.
The Norbert Smith Award was presented to Central Pharmacy – Owosso/Pat Bever, a strong community supporter of Memorial Healthcare Hospice. The Joan Mack Award was given to Lori Luchenbill, a staff member whom provides outstanding care and service to Memorial Hospice patients and their families.
For more information about Memorial Healthcare Hospice programs, visit www.memorialhealthcare.org.