Mercy Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Aug 24, 2009

Mercy Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Topic: Not Available | Contact: Cindy Hickey

Canton, OH: Mercy Medical Center Hospice is seeking office assistant, fundraising, respite, and “11th hour” volunteers. A project coordinator for fundraising events will assist Mercy Hospice staff with fundraising efforts, which raise money for patients and their families. Respite volunteers sit with a patient giving caregivers a temporary break from their caregiving responsibilities, and 11th hour volunteers provide comfort to patients during life’s final hours. Volunteer training will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13. If you’d like to be a part the Mercy Hospice team, which enables people to die peacefully and with dignity, please call Mercy Hospice at 330-649-4380, ext. 2114.



Mercy Hospice is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice focuses on the quality of life and draws upon the expertise of physicians, clergy, nurses, counselors, social workers, home health aides, therapists and trained volunteers. The philosophy of Hospice is reflected through the beliefs that dying is part of living and that dying persons and their families have physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs as well as a right to make decisions related to the meeting of those needs.



About Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com.



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