May 24, 2012 - Marietta Memorial Hospital Volunteers Celebrate 30th Annual Recognition Dinner
Volunteers at Marietta Memorial Hospital touch the lives of all employees and patients every day. They give time, energy and expertise to help others. Together, they represent enormous talent and add to the warmth, efficiency and caring shown at our hospital.
More than 215 individuals make up volunteers who devote their lives to helping patients, visitors and staff at the hospital. MMH volunteers dedicated 27,655 hours in 30 different volunteer job stations throughout the hospital. Each spring, they are acknowledged and thanked with an annual recognition dinner and program for devoting quality, compassionate care to patients. The dinner will take place at the Lafayette Hotel, Thursday, May 24, 2012.
“Our volunteers make significant contributions to Marietta Memorial everyday,” said Anna Vukovic, director of volunteer services. “They deserve to be recognized for their commitment to this community and to our delivery of excellent health care locally.”
Because of volunteers, important functions like greeting patients and their families, delivering charts, parking assistance and computer data entry are completed. They are liaisons between patients and staff, often making waiting easier, more pleasant and finding offices quicker. Many volunteers work behind the scenes in offices, medical records and other areas in the hospital.
Additionally, they raised and donated almost $8,000 to several different programs including the Annual Fashion Show benefitting the Strecker Cancer Center, baby blankets and hats for the hospital nursery, wheelchairs and stuffed animals for the Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund which provides teddy bears to young patients.
For information on becoming a hospital volunteer, contact the MMH Volunteer Services office at 374-1778.
The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for the health needs of our communities in the future.