Langdale honored for going ‘above and beyond’ | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 21, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 21, 2016 at 10:14 am
Walterboro resident Ben Langdale has been chosen to receive the Clinical Excellence Award for the Orangeburg regional office of Regency Hospice.
Langdale has been serving as the regional office’s chaplain and bereavement coordinator since January of 2015.
The nomination saluted Langdale for his desire to go above and beyond in meeting the spiritual needs of the patients and families served by Regency Hospice.
“Ben is always supportive and encouraging to team and patients,” the nomination letter explained. “He is always available to patients. He goes above and beyond to assist families, patients and team members with needs. He is focused on personalized and compassionate care. He spends extra time to assist in spiritual needs.”
The nomination letter offered the following example of Langdale’s willingness to go above and beyond.
A nurse notified the office team a needy family in the community who had just lost their father and grandfather.
Due to the family staying with their loved one at the hospital, they were not able to work and did not have the money to provide Christmas for the young children of the home.
Ben, his wife Lisa and office team members got together and were able to obtain donations for a big Christmas for this family, as well as organizing obtaining the presents and having them wrapped.
Langdale even set up an appearance by Santa to deliver the presents on Christmas Eve.
In addition to his hospice duties, Langdale is the senior pastor of RockSolid Church in Walterboro.
He has been serving in the ministry since the early 1990s, receiving his degree in pastoral studies from World Harvest Bible College in 1997.
Langdale had served as a youth minister for over 20 years before becoming pastor at RockSolid Church in June 2014.
His passion for ministry, in both in his chaplain and pastoral roles, stems from his desire to simply show the love of Jesus to those around him.