The following letter to the editor by Kelly McAndrew, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator for Celtic Healthcare in NE PA, was recently published in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader on 4/16/12:
During National Volunteer Week, I publicly acknowledge and thank the volunteers of Hospice Community Care.
The entire staff and I value and appreciate these volunteers’ time, efforts and compassion.
Last year our volunteers provided more than 9,000 hours of service to our patients and their families. Our hospice volunteers visit with our patients in their homes and at our in-patient units in Wilkes-Barre and Dunmore, transport family members, make bereavement visits and help with various clerical functions.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank our very special four-legged volunteers and their owners who brighten the lives of our patients through pet therapy.
Our hospice team provides exceptional patient care, and our extraordinary volunteers are a huge part!
Hospice Community Care
a Celtic Healthcare Company