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Florida Hospital HospiceCare Recognizes 180 Volunteers for Their Dedication & Service

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., March 27, 2015 – Florida Hospital HospiceCare hosted a Volunteer Recognition brunch on March 24 at Plantation Bay Country Club in Ormond Beach. This annual event honors the 180 hospice volunteers for their work during the 2014 calendar year throughout Flagler and Volusia counties. 
Opening comments and welcome were provided by JoAnne King, Florida Hospital Flagler chief operating officer. 
First United Methodist Church Ormond Beach Pastor Scott Smith applauded the Florida Hospital HospiceCare volunteers’ meaningful service and the power of the love, peace and comfort that they provide to patients and families. 
Raeanne Cade, Florida Hospital HospiceCare volunteer coordinator, expressed great appreciation for the volunteers’ contributions. 
“In 2014, Hospice volunteers contributed an extraordinary 16,307 volunteer hours, at a value of almost $368,000,” Cade said. “While this cost savings is very important, our hospice volunteers’ most important contribution was in their connection to patients and their families, and the comfort and enhanced quality of life this connection created.”
Florida Hospital HospiceCare volunteer specialist Barbara Cady provided recognition of service awards to individual volunteers for their contributions. 
Ormond Beach resident Suzy Suring was recognized for 15 years of volunteer service. Suring has provided administrative support and has helped with numerous special events throughout the years.  
“I have had the privilege of being a part of the Florida Hospital HospiceCare volunteer team for 15 years,” said Suring. “I became acquainted with hospice at an early age when they serviced my grandmother and after becoming a volunteer, my father. I have seen the impact hospice can have on families. I wanted to be part of that and volunteer alongside others who feel the same way.”
The following volunteers were recognized for more than 10 years of service: Chris Bezeredi, Ron Bezeredi, Wanda Kalb, Mary Ellen Keck, Elizabeth Klein, Tim Klein, Teri Kowalski, Mary Mathwich, Harriet Norris, Walt Roberts,  Bill Roy and Edie Roy, Jay Van Rhee and Maureen Villiotte. 
The following volunteers were recognized for 10 years of service: Karyn Jacobs, Kathy Lynch and Nancy Suthard.
The following volunteers were recognized for more than 5 years of service: Marti Breehl, Carol Cattell, Susan Cole, Marge Collins, Mary DeGovanni, Sue Doidge, Rosemary Duckett, Doris Edmonds, Nina Ellison, Janice Faucher, Edgar “Gib” Gibbons, Sherry Gilbert, Diane Gordner,  Carol Gould, Kiralyna Halchishak, Mary Hormovitis, Maureen Jarrell,  Don Jones, Mildred Jones,  Lyn Leitschuh, Ann Matteson, Charlotte McBride, Mary Jo Meese, Diane Mettler, Linda O’Neill, Maritza Patterson, Liz Pietro, Nancy Rossi, Nancy Saum, Roberta Sebo, Nancy Toms, Pat Vath, Sandy Ward, Judith Wendler, and Frances “Murph”  Zadel. 
The following volunteers were recognized for 5 years of service: Glenna Colley, Karen Hoedtke, Cathie Irene, Yvonne Monsanto and Richard Smithers.
The following volunteers were recognized for 1 year of service (pictured above): Lee Anderson, Dorothy Armes, Becky Couture, Jill Couch, Sharon Dorfman, Carol Downs, Mimi Eagleton, Laura Fleischer, Erin Forrester, Danita Guindi, Richard Haas, Dee Henson-Governor, Steve Harrell, Lynn Hecklinger, Doris Hume, Grace Hutto, Ellyn Kelly, Barbara Kennedy, Ken Lane, Gerry La Pore, Elaine Little, Pam Lorentz, Jackie Maloney, Shirley Molnar, Karen Muir, Jenny Pauley, Heidi Nash,  Mark Nash, Nan Resta, Joyce Saunders, Anita Sharpee, Bea Smith, Rita Tabish, Liz Tallarico, Anne Yeager, and Anne Williams.
Special recognition was given to community supporters for sponsoring this event: Blooming Flowers & Gifts, Flowers Central, PACE School, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Simply Roses Florist, Hospice Quilt project, Jan Pewarski & Prayer Quilts, Halifax Humane Society, Bear Creek Community, and Breakaway Trails Community.
About Florida Hospital HospiceCare
Florida Hospital HospiceCare, a division of Florida Hospital Flagler and a member of Adventist Health System, is the area’s only faith based, not-for-profit hospice organization accredited by The Joint Commission. Florida Hospital HospiceCare has provided “life affirming care” to the residents of Volusia and Flagler Counties facing life-limiting illnesses and injuries since 1996. With an interdisciplinary team of hospice-trained specialists, Florida Hospital HospiceCare provides services to those in need, whether the patient is in their own home or in one of the Florida Hospital HospiceCare inpatients units designed for acute care. For more information on Florida Hospital HospiceCare, call our administrative office at 386-671-2138 or 1-800-404-1133 or visit