Published: 09/11/2013

Evangelical Hospice Welcomes New Volunteers and Staff

Evangelical Hospice recently held a volunteer training on September 9, 10, and 11 for those interested in assisting with end of life care and comfort for families throughout the Susquehanna Valley. Topics covered during training included Hospice philosophy, communication skills, care and comfort measures, understanding bereavement and volunteer opportunities.  Recently hired staff also attended the training to familiarize themselves with the philosophy and mission of Hospice.
 
The comprehensive Hospice program of Evangelical Community Hospital helps patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families take comfort through care at home, providing support, giving breaks to a caregiver, and more. This is done through the valuable time given by volunteers who support patients and their families by providing care, visiting, listening, running errands and assisting with meals. Hospice’s philosophy of care emphasizes symptom management and adding quality of life to each day.
 
At the end of the three day session, Hospice welcomed four new volunteers and three new staff members to the fold of individuals who have chosen to give their time to help during life’s most difficult moments. For more information about Evangelical Hospice and available services call (570) 522-2550.

 

Pictured far left, newly trained Hospice Volunteers – Timothy Kniss, Port Trevorton; Melody Hollenbach, Allenwood; Chris Abrahamson, Lewisburg; and Beth Vincent, West Milton.
Pictured far right, new Hospice staff members – Emily Stoltzfus, RN and Dana Groff, Hospice Volunteer Liaison (not pictured, Amy Hoey, Hospice Aide).