The prestigious Circle of Life Award was recently presented to Four Seasons of Hendersonville by the American Hospital Association. Received by only three organizations nationwide, the award recognizes quality end-of-life care providers who extend the reach of hospice and palliative care in their areas.
Chris Comeaux, president/CEO of Four Seasons, says, "The Circle of Life Award acknowledges that we are one of the best end-of-life care providers in the country. We will continue to live up to that expectation in all our interactions with patients, families and community partners. We are entering a very challenging time in health care where there are many unknowns. Our goal is to not just preserve, but to further our mission and vision."
Four Seasons serves patients and their families in several counties, including Henderson and Buncombe, and is always looking for volunteers. Whether providing companionship to people facing serious life-limiting illness or assisting with indirect support, volunteers are an invaluable part of the Four Seasons team.
Every volunteer is required to attend a three-hour orientation session. Those who wish to volunteer with patients and their families attend an additional 12 hours of training. In these classes, volunteers learn about pain management, family dynamics, communication skills, the dying process, spirituality, bereavement, and how to maintain a healthy personal balance while working with hospice patients and families.
The next training begins mid-September. For more info or to register, contact Director of Volunteer Services Donna Nawrocki at 692-6178.