Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith has been named as a member of the Regional Hospice and Palliative Care volunteer Board of Directors. Smith's wife, Jane, spent two weeks at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing during the final stages of her battle with breast cancer in 2015.
Smith then publicly advocated on behalf of the center’s mission as a member of the agency’s stewardship committee.
Regional Hospice President & CEO Cynthia Emiry Roy said Smith and his family used the center as they envisioned. Smith was able to be by his wife's side while having his work set up in the family kitchen and other quiet spaces.
Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has served Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford & Litchfield counties with nonprofit home hospice care for over 30 years. In 2015, the organization opened the state-of-the-art Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury. This family-centered hospice residence is Connecticut's first and only private-suite facility.