Diane Mahoney was the recipient of the Haven Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award for the St. Augustine service area during the recent volunteer appreciation luncheon and awards event at the Haven HospiceÂ St. Augustine Community Room.
Having worked for over 42 years as a psychiatric nurse, Diane enjoys the interaction with patients, families and clinical staff whether she is working in the administrative office or visiting patients and families. â€œIt is a pleasure to go to Haven Hospice. There is always something to be done, and I enjoy being a part of something that is important. Haven is an inspiring place to volunteer.â€
â€œDiane enjoys talking with the patients and getting to know their caregivers and family members,â€ said St. Augustine Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Furney.Â â€œShe is like family to everyone in the office.Â We don’t know what we would do without her.â€
Volunteers are a vital member of the Haven Care Team.Â 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 Kathy Furney 904.810.2377.
Other volunteers who were recognized for the St. Augustine area are:
Barbara Copeland â€“ Patient Care Volunteer of the Year
Debbie Purse â€“ Attic Resale Store Volunteer of the Year
Herb Zieglmeier â€“ Haven Ambassador 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 36 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.