Diane Mahoney was the recipient of the Haven Hospice Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award for the St. Augustine service area during the recent volunteer appreciation luncheon and awards event at the Haven Hospice St. Augustine Community Room.
Mahoney has been volunteering with Haven for six years. Prior to joining Haven, she worked for over 42 years as a psychiatric nurse. â€œEven though I have retired, I am still a nurse and always will be. I like to be around nurses and nurseâ€™s aides and I felt like Haven was a company I wanted to be involved with,â€ said Mahoney of her decision to volunteer with Haven. â€œHavenâ€™s belief statement that every day is a gift really resonates with me. Iâ€™ve adopted it as one of my own personal belief statements.â€
â€œDiane always goes above and beyond with her service and dedication to Haven,â€ said St. Augustine Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Colee.Â â€œShe fills many roles with Haven. She can be found at the front desk answering phones, visiting patients wherever they call home, or calling patients and their caregivers to ensure they have all the supplies they need. Diane is such a joy to work with. We are so lucky to have her.â€
Volunteers are a vital member of the Haven Care Team. They provide companionship, support and assistance to patients residing at home, in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals. They also reach out to grieving families, assist with administrative tasks, help staff the Attic Resale Store and serve on special event committees.Â Haven is proud to have more than 700 community members dedicating their time and talents to patients and families in 18-counties across North Florida.Â If you would like more information about volunteering in St. Augustine, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Colee at 904.810.2377.
Other volunteers who were recognized for the St. Augustine area are:
Don Segui â€“ Patient and Caregiver Volunteer of the Year
Reis Libby â€“ Attic Resale Store Volunteer of the Year
Bob Mericle â€“ Community Outreach Volunteer of the Year
Sarita Speros â€“ Administrative Volunteer of the Year
Herb Zieglmeier â€“ Veteranâ€™s Recognition Volunteer of the Year
About Haven Hospice: Haven Hospice is your not-for-profit, community hospice organization providing comprehensive services since 1979 and licensed in Florida since 1980. Haven is North Florida’s expert in end-of-life and palliative care, receiving national recognition as a Circle of Life Award Recipient from the American Hospital Association for its excellence and innovation. Haven has also been recognized as a Florida Pacesetter for its leadership in promoting advance directives. For more than 37 years Haven has had the honor and privilege to serve more than 74,000 patients and families in North Florida. For more information, visit www.havenhospice.org or call 800-727-1889.