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2007: Employee Leads State Chapter
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Employee Leads State Chapter

WINFIELD, Ill., July 3, 2007 — Kathleen Sanford, volunteer services supervisor for CNS Home Health & Hospice  in Carol Stream, was recently voted president of the Illinois State Chapter for Volunteer Management Administration. The organization is a chapter of the Illinois State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Sanford, who has worked for CNS Home Health & Hospice, an affiliate of Central DuPage Hospital, for just under two years, leads a team of 110 volunteers. Volunteers provide companionship, and respite care for hospice patients and their families, follow-up bereavement support to individuals who have lost a loved one, offer companionship and support to chronically ill, socially isolated elderly, help in the office and work with the newly established pet companion program.

“The work Kathleen is doing really makes a difference to our patients and their families,” said Lisa Brown-Van Arsdale, director of Development. “We’re so proud that others can share the leadership skills she offers us everyday. Working with others throughout the state, she’s able to share ideas and network with other agencies to find ways to recruit, motivate, encourage and thank our volunteers.”

Sanford received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work (BSW) from Southern Illinois University.

She resides in St. Charles.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at CNS Home Health & Hospice call 630-933-7830.

About Illinois State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Illinois State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s mission is to promote hospice as optimum healthcare at the end of life.  The group educates the public and healthcare providers about the value of hospice in regards to end-of-life care issues in the state of Illinois.  For more information, visit www.il-hpco.org. 

About CNS Home Health & Hospice
CNS Home Health and Hospice is a local non-profit home health agency affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, serving DuPage and six surrounding counties, which provides many services to our neighbors including hospice care to the terminally ill, bereavement support groups for adults and children, a Geriatric Assistance Program for chronically ill, low-income elderly, Parish Nursing throughout the community, flu-shot clinics and home health care for all ages and needs. For more information, visit www.cdh.org.

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