Volunteer Hospice reorganizes, cuts director position

Sequim Gazette staff

Bruce Busch, the board president of Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, announced last week a reorganization that group members say will enable them to focus more resources on patient care.


Volunteer Hospice’s executive director position has been eliminated and replaced with a patient services manager. Other activities such as fundraising, data management and office coordination are the responsibility of hospice board committees.


The interim patient services manager is Bette Wood, a longtime VHOCC nurse.


Volunteer Hospice was founded by Rose Crumb, RN, and has served the community for free since 1978.


The nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat the terminally ill. In addition, the organization provides medical supplies and equipment as well as grief and bereavement services at no charge.


Respite services are provided by trained volunteers and through contracted caregiving agencies.


Questions regarding the reorganization may be directed to the president, Bruce Busch, at or by message at the office, 452-1511.


For questions about services or volunteering, call Wood at the hospice office, 452-1511.

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