Volunteers enhance the care provided to patients at Campbell County Health in many
different ways. This new feature will highlight one of our CCH volunteers
and the important contributions they make to the organization and the
Spencer Pecha was at school in North Carolina when he picked up a book
about hospice and palliative (comfort) medicine. It struck a chord with
him and fit with his passion for volunteering in his community. When he
returned home to Gillette, he had the opportunity to take the 16-hour
hospice volunteer training course last spring.
Now Spencer volunteers once or twice a week at the
Close to Home Hospice Hospitality House, visiting with patients and families, and sometimes bringing meals over
from the hospital to the hospice house. He says that spending time with
these patients gives him perspective, and that it is a great honor when
someone lets you be part of the most vulnerable time in their life.
Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Sherri Thrall calls Spencer an amazing volunteer
who is very reliable, and even calls in to see if he’s needed. She
says that the patients enjoy and look forward to his visits.
Spencer currently works at the CCMG Main Clinic as a Medical Assistant (MA) for
Dr. Landi Lowell in the
Internal Medicine Clinic, but his dream is to eventually attend medical school. He’s begun
the application process already, and will take the national MA certification
exam in January.
Spencer embodies the spirit of volunteerism—giving his time in service
to others. Thank you Spencer, for all that you do for CCH and this community.
If you're interested in learning more about volunteering with CCH,
please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Buxton at 307.688.1536 or visit