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No One Dies Alone with Anne Gordon

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Learn about this compassionate volunteer organization that was started to make sure that patients dying in healthcare facilities have access to companionship at the end of life.



Thursday October 26, 2017

10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern


My guest Anne Gordon is the coordinator for No One Dies Alone, a volunteer vigil program for dying patients that began at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene OR. She will share with us some of the beautiful stories of comfort provided by this program over the past 16 years of its existence.



In this interview you will learn:


  • How No One Dies Alone (NODA) got started
  • How Anne was inspired to work with this program
  • What takes place during a NODA vigil
  • Which patients qualify to recieve a vigil
  • How NODA has grown over the past 16 years
  • How hospitals can start their own NODA program


Anne Gordon lives in Eugene, Oregon. She is the Program Coordinator for No One Dies Alone, a vigil program for dying patients which began at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene in 2001 and now numbers more than 500 programs in North America and abroad. Anne provides guidance and direction for facilities and individuals wishing to start their own NODA programs. She is also a labyrinth facilitator and a bookkeeper at a commercial real estate company. Anne is an accomplished gardener and cook. She once bought a 1972 Chevy pickup with pie – paying the seller of the truck a pie a month for 24 months. Anne is the author of the novel Numina ~ Power, Spirit, Place. She is currently writing a fable.


Learn more about No One Dies Alone here.

Categories: Care of the Dying

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