MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE Hospice volunteers were honored Thursday, April 14, during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the hospital’s auditorium.

Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Connie Henige stated this evening’s event is one way to say “thank you” for everything the volunteers do for our hospice program, “Whether they are providing patient companionship, delivering flowers, office work, or visiting patients with our pet therapy program, our volunteers truly make our hospice program what it is today. Memorial’s hospice is truly blessed to have such devoted and caring individuals giving of their time.”

In honor of the volunteers, special recognition was given to Sharon Post who received the John and Catherine Cain Award, presented to a volunteer who contributes the greatest number of patient care hours to Hospice. The Basil Henry Award, presented to the volunteer who contributes the greatest number of non-patient care hours was awarded to Martha Sutton. Other awards given were to Jaytee Morton, hospice volunteer and Eagles #851 member receiving the Norbert Smith Award, also known as the Community Award, presented to a professional or lay person who contributes significantly to the promotion of Hospice in Shiawassee County. The Joan Mack Award which is presented to an outstanding home care staff member was awarded to Wendy Henderson who has been with Memorial Healthcare’s Home Health and Hospice three years.

Currently, Memorial Healthcare Hospice has over 50 volunteers serving Shiawassee County and surrounding areas. If you have questions or are interested in joining our team as a volunteer, please contact Connie Henige, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at (989) 729-4271. (Courtesy Photo)

Hospice Volunteers Honored was last modified: April 27th, 2016 by Karen Elford