Volunteers Sought For MCDH Hospice “No One Dies Alone” Program

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Compassionate Companions Provide Reassuring Presence For Terminal Patients

Fort Bragg, Calif. — March 27, 2012 — The Chaplaincy and the Hospice Programs at Mendocino Coast District Hospital are presenting: “No One Dies Alone”, a Compassionate Companion Volunteer orientation class to be held April 30th from 1-5 pm in the Redwoods Room at Mendocino Coast District Hospital.

“This is program provides the reassuring presence of a volunteer companion to dying patients who would otherwise be alone at our hospital,” says Reverend Tanya Wyldflower, Chaplain Coordinator at MCDH. “All hospital employees and community volunteers are invited to participate.”

All volunteers must participate in the orientation program before becoming a “No One Dies Alone” Compassionate Companion. After completing the orientation, volunteers may sign up to be part of an on-call team of companions that provides 24-hour bedside coverage in two-hour shifts.

For more information, or to sign up for the orientation classes, contact Rev. Tanya Wyldflower, MCDH Chaplain Coordinator at 961-1234, ext 208.