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Hospice Volunteer Work: The Tapestry of Time

April 9, 2024

Contributed by Scott Fletcher, Community Healthcare of Texas Volunteer Perhaps one of the greatest experiences I have discovered in the time I devote to the community is the work I do for hospice as a volunteer. And simply put, my role is to be a friend. In a world with all that keeps us busy,… Read More

Dr. Kevin Stevenson Joins Board of Directors at Community Healthcare of Texas-Providence Hospice

August 22, 2023

Community Healthcare of Texas-Providence Hospice, the state’s largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin Stevenson, Director of Strategic Operations for Ascension Providence in Waco, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Stevenson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Community Healthcare of Texas-Providence Hospice board…. Read More

Waco Resident Named AmeriCorps RSVP Volunteer of the Year

July 1, 2023

On June 24, Community Healthcare of Texas-Providence Hospice volunteer and Waco resident Mary Lou Lehde received the AmeriCorps RSVP Volunteer of the Year award. The AmeriCorps Seniors Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) connects thousands of Americans aged 55 and older, like Lehde, with organizations making a difference in communities nationwide. AmeriCorps RSVP is funded… Read More

Remembering Russ Willsey: Devoted Volunteer and Friend

January 31, 2023

Contributed by Sonya Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator  When I first met Russ Willsey thirteen years ago, it didn’t take long to realize he was a man of integrity, compassion, and fortitude. Shortly after he began his volunteer training with Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence Hospice in 2010, I knew Russ was destined to impact the… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Roy Walker

August 5, 2022

Volunteers are the heart of our organization, and Roy Walker is no exception. He has volunteered with Community Healthcare of Texas since 2013 and he is incredibly generous with his time and his talents. Roy even recruits his family and friends to support our patients when needed. Our care team recently had a special request for… Read More

Community Healthcare of Texas Volunteer Named Runner-Up in AmeriCorps Award

June 18, 2022

Community Healthcare of Texas volunteer Mary Lou Lehde has been named AmeriCorps Seniors-RSVP’s first runner-up for the 2022 RSVP Volunteer of the Year Award. Mary Lou was first introduced to Community Healthcare of Texas during her sister’s illness and has entrusted the agency with the care of her family since that time. After her mother’s death,… Read More

A Life Forever Changed – My Story as a Hospice Volunteer

April 20, 2022

Contributed by Aggie Gladbach, Community Healthcare of Texas Volunteer It was late in the afternoon when I knocked on Nancy’s door. I’d been there before, but this was different. This time, I wasn’t there visiting my healthy, vibrant, energetic friend and golf partner, who I’d known for more than 20 years. This time I was… Read More

Community Healthcare of Texas Announces New Chair of Board of Directors

January 11, 2022

FORT WORTH, TX, January 11, 2022 – Community Healthcare of Texas, the Fort Worth-headquartered not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider, announces the recent appointment of Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger as the Chair of its Board of Directors. Rabbi Mecklenburger first served on the Board of Directors in 2013 for six years and was re-elected in 2021…. Read More

Canine Comforters

April 27, 2021

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, but none give more smiles per pound than Eileen and Bill Wissore’s canine comfort companions. The couple’s Great Pyrenees are trained service animals with a gift for knowing how to brighten the final days of life or first hours of grief, and they have comforted thousands in five… Read More