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

Inspired to Serve

April 26, 2021

Mary Lou Lehde answers a calling as a hospice volunteer, inspired to give back by the care her loved one received. She was introduced to Community Healthcare of Texas during her sister’s last illness and has entrusted the agency with the care of her family since. After her mother’s death, she felt and answered a… Read More

A Gift of Service

April 22, 2021

Hospice is a calling for volunteer Deborah Hogan, one rooted in faith, life experience, and a community of caring people who inspire her to serve through Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence Hospice. She and volunteers like her play many roles in hospice. Whether they ease the isolation of patients living with a serious or… Read More

Labors of Love: Couple Cares & Shares

April 21, 2021

Caring for their neighbors is a labor of love Chris and W.L. Sanders share as Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence Hospice volunteers. It is also a calling that adds joyful service and meaning to their retirement years. Community Healthcare of Texas volunteers receive more than 40 hours of specialized training. Chris and W.L. also… Read More

A New Tour of Duty: Army Vet Still Serves

April 20, 2021

Veteran Kenny Spruill could have kicked back after retiring from the U.S. Army. Instead, he gives back in one of the toughest jobs a volunteer will ever love: hospice visitor. Kenny is one of the extraordinary volunteers who give thousands of hours a year to help hospice patients and their families. Many serve to pay… Read More