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Hospice Volunteer Janet Urgo of Columbia Receives D.O.V.E. Award

May 9, 2012

East Hartford,CT, May 2, 2012…….In celebration of National Volunteer Week in April, Masonicare honored hundreds of community volunteers who cumulatively contributed thousands of volunteer hours to the hospice program during the past year.  Awards were presented at special recognition events held at several offices throughoutConnecticut.

Staff and volunteers of the East Hartford office of Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice gathered recently to celebrate their hospice volunteers and thank them for the care and dedication they bring to patients and the hospice team.  Mrs. Janet Urgo, a resident of Columbia, received the highly regarded Dedicated to Outstanding Volunteer Excellence (D.O.V.E.) award.  The office gives the D.O.V.E. award yearly to a volunteer who exhibits exceptional dedication to the program and exemplifies the true spirit of hospice care. 

John Roush, volunteer coordinator for the East Hartford office, praised Mrs. Urgo for her dedication and commitment to the hospice program.  “Janet always goes above and beyond, and has given more than 500 hours in just over two years.  She has touched so many patients’ and families’ lives with her caring and compassion.  Several healthcare facilities have asked specifically for Janet to visit their patients receiving hospice care, and one even described her as an angel that was sent to him.  We’re so pleased to present the D.O.V.E. award to Janet.”  

Photo Caption:  Janet Urgo, recipient of the D.O.V.E. Award from Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice.