Marcus Daly Hospice Services and three of its volunteers – Judy Fowler, Ellen Green and Wanda Green – have been recognized for the commitment to end-of-life care by the Hospice Care Foundation of Missoula. On Tuesday, January 21, Kevi Berger, Director of the Hospice Care Foundation, and Salinas Callison joined over 30 Marcus Daly Hospice volunteers to celebrate their accomplishments.
“You all are amazing,” said Berger. “When you shine it makes our job so much more fun. It is an honor be here today and to recognize all of you for your tireless work, thousands of hours, stepping in when there is a shortage, and giving your kind hearts to assist those at end-of-life.”
Hospice Care Foundation gave out thousands of grant dollars over the past year and was proud to award Marcus Daly Hospice a grant in
the amount of $300 for patient care. In addition, Berger was excited to announce that Marcus Daly Hospice was the first to have a volunteer trio to receive the “Honoring our Heroes” Outstanding Volunteer Award.
“These three ladies have been supporting hospice individually and as a team,” said Berger. “They are known as the busy elves that get the job done. These three ladies have been a part of the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital system for years as employees and are now volunteers. These ladies are Judy Fowler, Ellen Green, and Wanda Green.”
“After being a nurse for years and retiring from Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital,” said Wanda, “I knew if I was going to go back to work as a volunteer, it would be in hospice. Hospice is a special place and it is a joy to be involved for the program, patients and their families.” Marcus Daly Hospice continues to deliver dignity, comfort, and care at end-of-life, as well as offering a bereavement service on Tuesdays and a bereavement breakfast on the second and fourth Friday, and the No One Dies Alone program and Back Pack Program.
For information about Hospice Services, programs and how to become a volunteer, call Marcus Daly Hospice at 363-6503 or click Marcus Daly Hospice Services on the website.