Bristol Hospice News

Dear Bristol Hospice Volunteer Managers and Volunteers,

The hospice movement started in England in the 1960s and migrated to the United States in the 1970s. Early hospices were entirely volunteer-run and dependent on charitable contributions and volunteer staff to provide the intensive and personalized care central to the hospice concept. From the beginning the focus has been on providing care in the patient’s own home. During the 1970s, hospice leaders began meeting regularly to formulate model standards for guiding development of hospice care. Creation of the National Hospice Organization in 1978 provided a national forum for discussion, education, and support of quality standards for hospices.

To celebrate the history of how hospice was founded, National Volunteer Week is celebrated annually during the third week of April. This week-long celebration is about placing a spotlight on inspiring figures whose invaluable seeds of kindness through volunteering are bettering the community and our world in general. This significant celebration which was established in 1974 provides the perfect opportunity to say thank you.

To our Bristol Hospice Volunteers Managers and Volunteers, the executive leadership team and I thank you for your countless contributions to serving your community.

Alex Mauricio

President & CEO

Bristol Hospice

Cell: 925-765-9435

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Bristol Hospice
Bristol Hospice
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Serve and thou shall be served.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today is a day to show our appreciation to those we call ‘boss’: director, manager, supervisor, team leader, etc. Bristol Hospice is grateful to each one of our team leaders for leading first with the heart of a servant. Just as Ralph Waldo Emerson stated above, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life”…to serve. Thank you for serving one another, your communities, our patients and their loved ones. Happy National ‘Boss” Day!
Bristol Hospice
Bristol Hospice
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is an annual unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.
On WHPCD people across the world celebrate both hospice & palliative care, showing the world how vital it is, and why we must make sure everyone has access, no matter where they live or their background.
It is a day that reminds us how thankful we are to have an opportunity to be a part of someone’s life during this special time. We consider it an honor to do the work we do.