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CCH Volunteer Spotlight 2018: Judith England

CCH Volunteer Spotlight 2018: Judith England

Meet Judith England, a Campbell County Health volunteer in Chaplain Services. As a volunteer Chaplain, Judith provides spiritual support and encouragement to patients, their families and staff members.

She started volunteering at CCH several years ago after a close friend invited her to play the piano for residents at Pioneer Manor. Judith said that she enjoyed seeing the residents visibly relax when listening to the hymns played, so she decided to continue volunteering.

Currently, Judith spends her Monday mornings at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center leading devotional time and hymn songs for residents. She also makes rounds twice a week at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in the Medical/ Surgical, Intensive Care Unit, and Emergency Departments. Additionally, she is on-call for a week every two months- coming in after-hours or on weekends if needed.

Judith is a member of the Health Emergency Action Response Team (HEART), providing emotional first aid to CCH staff when there has been a critical incident. Healthcare providers need spiritual support when they experience a traumatic event in order to prevent burnout.

Judith enjoys the time she spends volunteering at CCH; she likes helping others by providing spiritual encouragement and meeting new people in the process and is grateful for the support she receives as a volunteer in the Chaplain Program.

“I appreciate CCH’s support of the Chaplain Services Program,” says England. She loves that she is encouraged to continue her training to offer the best services to patients and staff.

Judith became ordained nine years ago and is a pastor at the First Church of the Nazarene when not volunteering at CCH.

She frequently spends time with her family, as five of her seven grandkids live in Gillette, Wyoming. To relax, Judith reads, cooks, and tends to her flower gardens.

Because of volunteers like Judith who volunteer their time and talent, CCH is able to provide “whole-person” healing to patients, residents, family members, and staff.

“To serve alongside Judy to provide spiritual care to our community continues to be an honor and a pleasure,” says Chaplain Coordinator Donny Edwards. “She brings skill in her care and a deep love and compassion for our patients and residents each and every day, and it is an honor to not only call her a co-minister but my friend.”

Judith embodies the spirit of volunteerism—giving her time for the opportunity to help others. Thank you, Judith, for your service to Campbell County Health!

If you're interested in learning more about volunteering with CCH, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Buxton at 307-688-1536 or visit www.cchwyo.org/volunteer.