Volunteer of the Week

Aug. 31, 2013 @ 10:36 AM

Annie Hassell

Duke HomeCare & Hospice

Volunteer for 7 years

Annie Hassell has served as a patient/family support volunteer both in homes and at the Meadowlands inpatient facility. As a Reiki Master, she shares her Reiki skills as a complementary therapy for symptom and pain management. Annie has also spearheaded the efforts to bring music to the patient’s bedside, another alternative therapy program offered by Duke Hospice. She has learned to play the Native American flute to share with patients.

Annie’s willingness to go the extra mile for her patients is extraordinary. Her dedication has made a real difference for the patients, their families and the staff who are touched by her special kind of caring.

Thank you, Annie Hassell, for caring for others in very difficult times near the end of life. It takes an exceptional person to give as you do.