No One Dies Alone with Anne Gordon
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.