Pat Hite, Hospice Volunteer of 2017
PELLA, Iowa— Pat Hite, volunteer at Hospice of Pella, is Pella Regional’s 2017 Hospice Volunteer of the Year. Pat, along with other honored volunteers throughout Iowa, was recognized at a luncheon on September 25 hosted by the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa.
Volunteers serve in many capacities within Hospice of Pella. Volunteers provide companionship for patients and relief for caregivers by letting them take a break from the bedside. They help with transportation needs, including errands and rides to and from appointments. Their role is instrumental in the care of patients and families in hospice care.
“We are so thankful for Pat. She oversees the Comfort House Memorial Garden, keeping it weed-free and blooming beautifully. She also coordinates Spring Service Day, Fall Cleanup, and countless days and volunteers in between, all with a smile on her face,” said Beth Loux, volunteer coordinator at Hospice of Pella. “When there’s a job to be done Pat’s usually the first one to arrive with garden tools in hand and the last one to leave. We appreciate her hard work and green thumb! So glad she’s part of our team!”
Volunteers serve in many capacities within Hospice of Pella. Each volunteer chooses which tasks they are comfortable doing and the times that they are able to help. For information about volunteer opportunities, call 641-620-5050.