Get to Know David Huisjen, Volunteer

| By Jodi Horton

Editor’s Note: This column features people who keep things running behind the scenes and those who are on the “front lines,” providing care to our patients. All of the Casa employees and volunteers have been asked to answer five questions. The first three emphasize their hospice care work and the last two give you just a little taste of who they are besides a hospice worker or volunteer.

1. What led you to volunteer for a hospice organization?

I became a hospice volunteer after I saw Hospice people take such special care of my mother seven years ago.

2. What are your volunteer responsibilities?

As a volunteer, I cover the front desk from at the IPU on Thursday mornings.

3. In your opinion, what value does hospice bring to healthcare?

It is clear to me that there is a health care cost savings in the hospice services to the community.  More importantly, there is a great benefit to patients and families in the end-of-life support and care provided by hospice organizations.

4. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time, I read a lot and do a lot of photography.

5. What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a pilot.

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