NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – The Compassus program serving Newtown Square and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Dan Celano and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 23-29 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones.
Celano is a student at the Devereux School of Pennsylvania, and has been volunteering at Compassus since the beginning of 2016.
“We are proud to recognize Dan for his voluntary efforts by supporting our team with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Karen Myers, Executive Director for Compassus – Newtown Square. “Volunteers like Dan help make our mission a reality here at Compassus, and we are fortunate to have him as a part of our care team.”
“Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, volunteers make a meaningful impact on our patients and their families,” said Samantha Geromichalos, Volunteer Coordinator for Compassus – Newtown Square. “Dan’s kindness and selflessness do not go unnoticed. I want to personally thank Dan and all of the volunteers on our team for their dedication to those we serve.”
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, there are an estimated 400,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 19 million hours of service to hospice programs each year. Hospice volunteers add to the care provided by physicians and other hospice staff by bringing companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, providing respite to families and caregivers, and supporting the administrative responsibilities of hospice programs.
For more information about National Volunteer Week, visit pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week.
For information about Compassus – Newtown Square, please visit compassus.com/newton-square or call (610) 719-3091.