Learn About Being an FHN Hospice Volunteer at Free Session

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN will hold a free orientation and information session for the public about volunteering for FHN Hospice at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in conference room A at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills in Freeport.

“Volunteers are a very important part of the care we provide,” said FHN Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Missy Hillman. “They provide compassionate care and companionship for terminally ill people and their families, and help with running errands and delivering supplies and giving caregivers a much-needed break. They also can assist with clerical services at our office in Freeport.”

Hillman will review training requirements and opportunities at the Feb. 18 session. There is no obligation to become a volunteer. Reservations for the information session are requested: Please call Missy Hillman at 815-599-7040 for more information or to RSVP.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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