We are pleased to announce the Oakeys Hospice Caregivers Award winner for April 2016 is Sue Ranson of Good Samaritan Hospice.
Sue was nominated for this award by her peers, friends and hospice families for her dedicated service to hospice patients and their families. Sue was selected for the award by independent judges, Nelson Harris and Donna Hopkins Britt.
The following is from Sue’s nomination form:
“Sue Ranson has been a dear friend of mine since my son died in 1987.
When she became involved with hospice, she continued to guide and assist me when my grandfather, aunt, and husband passed away.
Then in 2015, my Dad got cancer and only had 3 months to live. My first thought was, call Sue. Not only was she a true, loving friend, she was professional in getting us the best hospice team! When my Dad died in August, Sue was the one I called and she handled everything, but what I remember the most is Sue, the director, came right over to the house and she said, “I am here as a friend” to love and support you and your family. I love Sue Ranson and will always be grateful for her friendship and care to my family.”
Local Support Groups
There are many organizations across the Roanoke Valley who provide grief counseling and support groups. These organizations offer help to people who have experienced loss through death.more