FARMINGTON — The Chaplaincy Program at Franklin Memorial Hospital recently announced that Hazel Doak ,of Farmington, has completed a 100-hour training program to serve as a lay chaplaincy volunteer. Doak joins 10 other trained volunteers who visit patients and family members weekly under the direction of hospital staff chaplains. She received a certificate of completion at a ceremony held last month in the hospital chapel.

The chaplaincy volunteer training includes studies on topics such as ethics, religious traditions, communications skills, prayer with patients, family support, and supervised visiting.

Persons interested in serving as chaplaincy volunteers are welcome to call Chaplains Rev. Doug Dunlap or Rev. Tim Walmer at 779-2509. Inquiries are welcome from people of all religious traditions.