Daren Sachet, RN, has been named the coordinator of the Providence No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. Ms. Sachet replaces Frankie Shepherd, who successfully organized and implemented the program in 2009. Shepherd served until the end of 2014, when she retired from this ministry.
Teresa Lynch, Director of Spiritual Care at Providence St. Peter Hospital, says, “Daren brings a wealth of experience with a spirit of deep compassion, sensitivity and respect for each person.” Sachet is a registered nurse who has been dedicated to nursing practice for over 34 years, and has served as a volunteer in the NODA program since 2009. Lynch adds, “Daren’s gifts of patient and family care, commitment to loving service, and dedication to excellence will be wonderful contributions to our NODA ministry.”
Sachet is excited to have the opportunity to lead and support the compassionate volunteers. “What most impresses me is the commitment and compassion of the volunteers,” says Sachet. “I was attracted to this ministry in that it allows me to honor and respect the beauty in each individual’s uniqueness. In this role as coordinator I am delighted and excited to have this opportunity to lead and support the compassionate companion volunteers.”
To welcome Sachet, a “Meet and Greet “for volunteers, donors, and more will be held on Friday, June 26, from 10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. at the hospital.
The No One Dies Alone (NODA) program was started at St. Peter Hospital in 2009 to provide individuals with a dignified and compassionate death. With more than 115 volunteers, vigils are available during the day and all through the night, providing bedside companionship for dying patients who are alone, or providing relief to family members or friends who need to take time away to rest or manage other responsibilities.
The program is supported by generous donations to Providence St. Peter Foundation.