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Meet a Volunteer Rock Star: Steve Hessel

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Jun 23, 2017

Congratulations to Steve Hessel, our newest Volunteer Rock Star!

In two years, Steve Hessel has volunteered over 350 hours at Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services, supporting patients and families both in the hospice program and in the bereavement program. Way to go Steve!

Throughout the week Steve visits patients in the Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids area, either in their own homes or at facilities in the area. While he is there, he provides emotional support, which can take many forms including being a friend to chat with, playing cards or bingo, or going on a stroll with those involved.

"Providing emotional support is not always easy, but Steve is never afraid to jump right in and start meeting the needs of our patients," said Samantha Stroik, Hospice Coordinator at Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. "Patients and families have shared with our team that Steve is an Angel. He has such a beautiful heart and he really takes the time to get to know the patients."

Steve also assists with our Bereavement program where he provides support to family members in the first year after a patient's death by making regular phone calls or providing mail contact. "Steve  is a great listener and enjoys being that friend that family members can talk with," added Samantha. "Thank you Steve for touching the lives of so many of our Hospice patients and their families."

Congratulations once again on being a Volunteer Rock Star, Steve!



Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services partners with physicians, churches and local community groups to provide compassionate care for people in their homes, in the hospital and in other living facilities. Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services offers hospice, palliative and grief care.

If you know of a volunteer that should be recognized for their commitment to your organization/cause, nominate them for Volunteer Wisconsin's Volunteer Rock Star. Every two weeks, a Volunteer Rock Star will be chosen. Their profile (information provided on the nomination form) and picture will be displayed on both the Volunteer Wisconsin website and Volunteer Wisconsin Facebook page. Please send a picture  of the volunteer for their profile picture as a .jpg or a .png to A volunteer can only be nominated by the same organization once a year.

To nominate a volunteer, please fill out the nomination form by clicking here.