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Hospice honors volunteer

November 9, 2007
The Daily Freeman Journal
Kathy Deimerly was presented the Honored Volunteer award at The Annual Iowa Hospice Organization Conference was held on October 24th and 25th in Ames. This years’ conference had a record number of people attending from all sections of Iowa. This increase shows the growing interest and commitment to Hospice Care. Hospice for Wright County Care Coordinator Cheryl Johnson and Volunteer Coordinator Theresa Koenig were excited to take part in this rejuvenating experience. National and local speakers presented programs. Hospice care is being recognized as a specialty and the quality of the conference reflects the local and state commitment to Hospice.

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to honor everyone in our community who offers the highest level of medical and emotional care to those facing terminal illness. From doctors and nurses, to social workers, clergy members and volunteers, hospice and palliative care brings quality and comfort to families facing difficult end-of-life situations. This month, and every month, say “thank you” to those in our community who represent the compassion, the excellence, the love that is hospice care.

Coping with a terminal illness can be overwhelming—most people don’t know where to turn for help. Fortunately, medical care that provides patients and their families with comfort, compassion, and dignity at the end of life is available. Wright County Hospice services all of Wright County and surrounding areas. We encourage you to learn about the choices you have when faced with a life-limiting illness. For more information about hospice care or to become a volunteer call Hospice for Wright County at 515-532-3461.

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2007 Honored Volunteer Kathy Deimerly has been a hospice volunteer since 1993. She was chosed for because she exemplifies the Hospice mission by providing comfort, compassion, respect and support to our clients and their families



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