Camden Campus Auxiliary Honored During National Volunteer Week 2009

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 6, 2009 – Members of the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Auxiliary, Camden Ministerial Alliance, Camden Campus Advisory Board, and the St. Marys Convalescent Center Advisory Committee were honored with a special celebration luncheon on Friday, April 24, during National Volunteer Week. Auxiliary members enjoyed food and fellowship and were recognized for the many hours they volunteer at the Health System’s Camden Campus, as well as the St. Marys Convalescent Center. The Camden Campus Volunteens were honored at a pizza party on Saturday, May 2, at Pizza Hut in St. Marys.

The Camden Campus Auxiliary and Volunteen Program currently have 67 active members who serve in Outpatient Surgery, the Maternity Care Center, the Emergency Care Center, Gift Shop, cafeteria, Human Resources, Rehabilitation Services, St. Marys Convalescent Center, as well as the new guest services desk. They do various things such as answer phones, file paperwork, escort patients, keep families informed about a loved one’s surgery, and keep supplies in order.

According to Kristin Doll, manager of Volunteer Services, the Auxiliary volunteers provided approximately 6,000 hours of service in the past year alone, which translates into a dollar value of $121,500. “The Auxiliary is indispensable to our Health System and community. They always seem to bring smiles to our patients, and are always willing to lend a hand to a lost or concerned visitor,” Doll says. “Our team members love the help and service they provide. Our volunteer program has grown over the past year and we are fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers as part of our team.”

To find out how to become a volunteer at the Camden Campus or St. Marys Convalescent Center, call 912-576-6405 or email kdoll@sghs.org or visit www.sghs.com.