Sam Faraone received this very special award and honored on Feb. 26, 2023 at our annual awards ceremony in front of 400+ hospice professionals.
Michele Aboud, Administrator at Three Oaks Hospice in El Paso, wrote this touching nomination for Sam:
“Sam has faithfully served the El Paso community for the past 30 years; 20 of those years as a hospice chaplain. Twenty-five years as a pastor and 30 years as a chaplain (20 of those years as a hospice chaplain) have given Sam a clear understanding of the needs of the people and community he serves; the needs of the people he is helping; and how to unobtrusively support personnel while caring for the needs of hurting, broken or dying people. A former Fire Chief made this statement, “Sam will speak if that will help, or simply listen as that always helps.” Sam’s lifestyle of commitment to the spiritual well-being of the agencies and people he serves has brought him numerous awards and recognition.
Sam currently serves as Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for Three Oaks Hospice. In addition, Sam serves as the Ministry Coordinator for both the El Paso Downtown Jail and Jail Annex, where he oversees fifty-nine volunteer jail ministers and provides regular updates, guidance, and motivation for all volunteers. Sam’s passion for people has driven him to continually pursue ways to make a positive difference in the lives of the people he serves. His commitment to address the spiritual and emotional needs of people through chaplaincy reflects that passion. He is dedicated to helping the faith community understand the implications of “faith that reaches beyond the four walls of a church building” by encouraging, equipping, and empowering them to be an effective and accepted presence at the workplace and in our beautiful community of El Paso.”
Congratulations, Sam! We’re so very proud of you! – TNMHO Board of Directors and Team!