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Anita McDowell1 

Anita has been a dedicated hospice palliative care volunteer with Hospice Northwest for the past five years. She has offered the gift of compassion and loving kindness to her clients at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Anita has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to her clients and their family members. Anita can be seen sitting at her clients' bedsides talking with them, holding their hands, or giving them a much appreciated foot massage. Anita is also a member of the Hospice Northwest Volunteer Advisory Committee where she offers advice to staff in all areas relating to palliative care volunteer management. She assists with the screening of potential hospice palliative care volunteers wishing to join the agency. She intuitively recognizes in others the unique emotional and spiritual qualities one needs to be able to serve those approaching the end of their lives.