National Volunteer Week is April 15 -21, 2012.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services will recognize the significant contributions of the hospital’s many selfless volunteers who so freely give of their time and resources.
In 2011, 220 adult and teen volunteers gave 36,021 volunteer hours to various departments throughout the hospital. This has a dollar equivalence of $680,368 that was donated to the hospital for the community these volunteers proudly serve.
In addition to the numerous donated hours, the Auxiliary, the fundraising arm of the program, hosts several events annually, enabling them to give even more. Through monies raised in 2011, the Auxiliary donated more than $120,000 worth of equipment, scholarships and grants used to support programs aimed at improving the health and well-being of the community. The Auxiliary also provides funding for cab fare for those who can not afford it, Care Pillows for cardiac surgery patients, coloring books and teddy bears for pediatric patients and more.
“Everyone at Floyd Memorial is very grateful for the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. We sincerely thank each of them for their kindness and compassion, which helps to ensure the excellent health care and service to our patient’s, their families and visitors,” said Mark Shugarman, President and CEO of Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services. He went on to say, “They so generously give of their time and talents and we are honored to celebrate them.”
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