Hospice Caregiver Award 2019-11-22T08:12:24-06:00

Hospice Caregiver Award

Designed for people who serve from the heart.

Each month Baue Funeral Homes recognizes and shows appreciation towards a Hospice Caregiver who has gone above and beyond their call of duty.  Every monthly winner receives a crystal plaque, $250 Visa Gift Card, and is entered in to win our Annual Award.  Do you know a caregiver who comforts, is kind, emphasizes, and is caring?  

At Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory & Cemetery, we have tremendous respect and appreciation for our community of hospice caregivers. This may be a hospice professional, physician, nurse, chaplain, social worker, CNA, a healthcare administrative professional, volunteer, or anyone else who is seen as an important caregiver in our community.

We’re looking for caregivers who, despite the challenges and obstacles, are a shining light of comfort for their patients and those they serve.  To nominate a caregiver, please fill out the form below or contact Kristen Ernst at 636-328-0878 or KristenErnst@baue.com.

Monthly Winners

November

TJ Cullen-Woods
Preferred Hospice

December

Kathy Sherman
BJC Hospice

January

Miriam Bohnert
Mercy Hospice

February

Pat Morelo
St. Luke’s Hospice

March

Theresa Cooper
Vitas

April

Pat Dickherber
Nurses & Co. Hospice

May

Jessica Gangwes
Evelyn’s Hospice

June

Greg Volipitto
Solace Hospice

July

Paula Minogue
Mercy Hospice

August

Tina Craven
Community Loving Care Hospice

September

Felicity VanHoogstraat
Preferred Hospice

October

Millie Shelton
Caris Hospice

Annual Winner

Our 2019 Annual Hospice Caregiver Award winner was Greg Volpitto from Solace Hospice.  He received our annual crystal plaque and a trip for two for a relaxing weekend at Camden at the Lake of the Ozarks.

“Greg Volpitto is a chaplain and grief coordinator for Solace Hospice Care. I have worked with Greg for several years at two hospice companies. The way he gives above and beyond to each patient and family can leave you speechless.


Greg’s kind and gentle approach puts others at ease during this very difficult journey in their lives. His presence allows patients and families time for self reflection and a needed space to grieve.


When you are in a conversation with Greg, it is as though you are the only person in the world at that moment. His level of communication and comfort surpasses others in the same line of work. He is a master musician and loves to sing and play guitar for others bringing peace and comfort.
I have witnessed some of the best messages at funerals which were conducted by Greg. The supportive words for the families and the encouragement to press forward as they grieve is exactly what needs to be heard.


I have been privileged to watch Greg at the bed side of a dying patient and how he give so much of himself to support the family.


So many times, a chaplain will give so much of him or herself and is not recognized. Please consider Greg Volpitto, as a wonderful example of a great caregiver.” 

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