Hamilton honors volunteers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pictured are volunteers and Guest and Volunteer Services associates who participated in the special lunch during the week.
Hamilton Medical Center celebrated National Volunteer Week recently. Pictured are volunteers and Guest and Volunteer Services associates who participated in the special lunch during the week. 
Pictured are participants in the special Love Thy Neighbor brunch during National Volunteer Week.
Pictured are participants in the special Love Thy Neighbor brunch during National Volunteer Week. 

 

In 2013, Hamilton Medical Center volunteers:

• Donated more than 25,000 hours of their time.  
• Performed more than 24,000 errands, including admissions, discharges, blood slips, escorting patients, etc.  
• Responded to more than 27,000 inquiries from visitors (at the front desk)
• Performed more than 12,800 transactions (in the Gift Shop). 

DALTON, Ga. – Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) recently celebrated National Volunteer Week, honoring the approximately 150 HMC volunteers for their service. The theme for the week was, “Making a Difference.”

During the week, a special table, decorated with balloons, flowers and special placemats, was provided for volunteers. A large card was available for HMC associates to sign and show their appreciation.

“The messages were overwhelming and we know how much our associates love our volunteers, said Gay Ann Talley, volunteer supervisor.

More than 80 volunteers and guests attended a special lunch provided for them during the week. Each volunteer received a polo shirt, tote and notepad as a token of appreciation.

“I may be partial, but I think Hamilton has the best volunteers around,” said Talley. “We appreciate so much what they do for us on a daily basis and we receive comments all the time how wonderful they are.”

During the week, a special Love Thy Neighbor brunch was provided. Love Thy Neighbor includes members of local churches and other local organizations who provide and deliver food to patient family members and visitors. Neighbors shared stories from their childhood when they learned the joy of sharing.  Several attendees said they receive more than they give.

To learn more about volunteering at HMC, please call Gay Ann Talley at 706-272-6147.