Harris Regional Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care seeking volunteers, training offered

July 12, 2016

Sylva, NC – Harris Regional Hospital Palliative Care & Hospice is seeking volunteers to assist in supporting patients under palliative care or hospice treatment, and is offering volunteer training sessions beginning in August.

Multiple areas of volunteer opportunity are available, including supporting patients and families in their place of residence, tasks include light housekeeping, cooking, card playing and conversation, contacting bereaved families to help provide grief support, and providing spiritual care. Volunteers are free to choose how much time they will commit and are given the opportunity to schedule visits with patients at their convenience.

The next volunteer training sessions will be held Saturday, August 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Hospice and Palliative Care office, located at 81 Medical Park Loop, Suite 204 in Sylva.

To sign up for the volunteer training sessions or for more information, contact Lauren Stafford, at 828-631-1702.  

About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community Hospital

Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County.

Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a 48-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.

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Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint's experience in community-based hospital management and Duke's world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.