AKRON, Ohio (Aug. 9, 2011) — The North East Ohio Hospice Volunteer Administrators (NEOHVA) have appointed Great Lakes Caring Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Jamie Schall, as president of its organization.
Schall, who said she’s looking forward to her new role, has been involved with NEOHVA since 2009. Shall recruits, trains and supervises volunteers for Great Lakes Caring Hospice Akron location.
“I’m very excited to have this opportunity to help take NEOHVA to the next level. I am also honored to be part of such an important group of hospice professionals who strive to bring meaningful experiences to hospice volunteers involved with providing exceptional care for patients and families,” Schall said.
Hospice volunteer hours are federally mandated under Medicare. Five percent of all patient care hours must be provided by trained volunteers. This regulation was included in the Medicare hospice legislation to recognize the vital role that volunteers play in the hospice philosophy of care. These dedicated volunteers are integral members of the interdisciplinary team of professionals who provide care at the end of life.
NEOHVA is composed of a network of 40 experienced volunteer coordinators from 29 different hospices in the following counties: Erie, Huron, Richland, Knox, Lorain, Ashland, Cuyahoga, Medina, Wayne, Holmes, Coshocton, Summit, Stark, Tuscarawas, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Carroll, Harrison, Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, and Jefferson. Its purpose is to advance the profession through support, education and interchange of ideas. Membership also includes networking opportunities and professional development. Additionally, they hope to act as advocates for hospice volunteers and volunteerism on a local, state and national level.
For more information about joining NEOHVA contact Jamie Schall at 888-260-9835; to become a Great Lakes Caring Hospice volunteer visit our website at http://www.GreatLakesCaring.com.
Founded in 1994, Great Lakes Caring is a full service health care company dedicated to providing superior quality health care in the home environment. Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Great Lakes Caring is one of the Midwest’s largest providers of home health care and hospice services. They have received numerous awards for
excellence and employ more than 1,200 health care professionals who daily service more than 7,000 patients with superior quality care. More than 2,000 loyal physicians entrust their patient’s health to Great Lakes Caring.