Rick Sievers, Community Home Health & Hospice, Chosen as Volunteer of the Year

Community Home Health & Hospice is proud to announce that Rick Sievers has been chosen as Volunteer of the Year by the Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW). This statewide award recognizes a cherished person who gives that most special gift of time. Sievers received the award in Bellevue, WA, on May 2, 2019, at a ceremony hosted by HCAW. Sievers began volunteering for the agency in March 2017 and has donated just over 321 hours in less than two years.

“He always wanted to do more for us.  His monthly volunteer timesheet indicated he spent 30+ hours each month on self-initiated activities for our agency,” said Sheryl Reeder, volunteer coordinator. Sievers considers it a privilege to be present with patients and their families and to help them on their journey. He has a background in mental health and family support services. He has four published volumes of poetry, several of his paintings have been featured in local art shows, and he facilitates yoga sound meditations with his wife. In his free time, Sievers enjoys sailing with family and friends on the Columbia River. His volunteer role has turned into employment as he recently accepted a position as the assistant bereavement coordinator. Community Home Health & Hospice is looking for volunteers. For more information, visit www.chhh.org.

About Community Home Health & Hospice

Community Home Health & Hospice is an independent, community-based non-profit healthcare agency serving the healthcare needs of Washington and Oregon families since 1977. Their services include home care personal services, home health, home hospice, in-patient hospice care and bereavement services. Every day, they care for 775 patients throughout Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon. Community Home Health & Hospice’s mission is to bring peace of mind to patients and their families by providing compassionate, dignified, collaborative, and patient-focused home healthcare and hospice. They have received recognition for nine years as a HomeCare Elite top agency. For more information, visit www.chhh.org.

About the Home Care Association of Washington

HCAW is the most diverse In Home Services association in Washington State representing Home Health, Home Care, and Hospice providers; members also include affiliated healthcare professionals, providers, consultants, and vendors. In this era of health reform, partnerships within the healthcare community are essential. HCAW actively promotes partnership development within their membership and with external providers. HCAW provides advocacy, education, and support to members as they work together to achieve the triple aim of healthcare: improved quality, reduced cost, and improved health. For more information, visit www.hcaw.org.

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