Providence Hospice and Home Care held its annual volunteer
appreciation and recognition dinner in June. Almost 200 Providence volunteers,
board and staff members attended this special event which salutes the many volunteers
who significantly impact the agency. The dinner is also an occasion to honor a
few special volunteers with awards.
“Many years ago our agency was founded by volunteers who
responded to a need they recognized in the community,”reflected Paula Beatty, Executive
Director of Providence Hospice and Home Care. “Many, many years later they
continue to respond.Our
appreciation for their ongoing dedication is deep and heartfelt. We truly could
not do it without them.”
A number of volunteers received special recognition for
their outstanding service:
Sue White Award was given to Ann Bradford of Edmonds for her extraordinary compassionate service as a
hospital vigil volunteer.
Jespersen of Everett was awarded the
Tom Barton “Spirit of Volunteerism” Award for her outstanding and tireless
dedication to the Lifeline Program as well as offering her skills in the
volunteer office on a weekly basis.
Woodrow Award was shared by Rick Snyder of Marysville and Jana Evich of Mountlake Terrace.They were recognized for their efforts and dedication leading up to
Camp Erin as well as their commitment to seeing that every thing runs
smoothly during camp.
award was added this year - the Partners in Palliative Care Volunteer
Award.The winner, Margaret
McKay-Green of Everett was cited for
going beyond the basic requirement of being a compassionate listener and
providing liaison support between the Partners clinic staff at Marysville
and the main Everett Clinic. Her dedication and empathetic listening
skills were noted as creating a standard for others to emulate.
of Hospice Award was posthumously awarded to Anne Hartline, who died in November 2009. The Angel Award is
the agency’s highest award which recognizes service, philanthropy or special
accomplishments benefiting hospice.Anne was honored for the inspiration she provided cancer patients in
Snohomish County and her advocacy for hospice care, both as an employee
and later as a patient of Providence Hospice and Home Care.
In 2009, 401 volunteers
donated 35,345 hours of time to Providence Hospice and Home Care which equates
to a cost savings of $715,737.
information about this press release, please contact:
Connie J. Wittren,
CFRE, Director of Development
Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County