Celebrating Southeast Georgia Health System Volunteers
Southeast Georgia Health System honored all of its volunteers at a special National Volunteer Week Luncheon on Monday, April 7, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The theme for the celebration was "Volunteers … Images of Caring."
Honored were members of the Brunswick and Camden Campus Auxiliaries, Volunteens, First Steps Program volunteers, Therapy Dogs International volunteers, members of the Ministerial Alliance, Coastal Medical Access Project (CMAP) volunteers, and members of: the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority, Camden Campus Advisory, Cooperative Healthcare Services, Inc., and the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation, Inc.
According to Kristin Doll, director of Volunteer Services, 334 volunteers from the Brunswick Campus Auxiliary and 91 volunteers from the Camden Campus Auxiliary contributed hours during the past year.
"From March 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014, our Brunswick Campus Auxiliary members performed 32,193 hours of service to the Health System," Doll says. "And according to the Independent Sector, the leading authority in calculating the value of volunteer hours, those hours translate into a dollar value of $716,294. From March 1, 2013, to Feb. 28, 2014, Camden Campus Auxiliary members performed 12,990 hours of service, translating into a dollar value of $289,027. Their dedicated, loyal service helps our organization accomplish our goals and inspires us all to do great things."
During the awards ceremony, Enoch Prow was named Brunswick Campus Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year and Willie Williams was named Camden Campus Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year.
Auxiliary volunteers were presented service pins in recognition of the number of hours they volunteered over the past year. They include:
• 300 Hours-Brunswick
Billie Jean Harris
Barbara A. Smith
• 400 Hours-Brunswick
• 500 Hours-Brunswick
• 600 Hours-Brunswick
• 700 Hours-Brunswick
• 900 Hours-Brunswick
• 1100 Hours-Brunswick
• 1300 Hours-Brunswick
• 300 Hours-Camden
• 400 Hours-Camden
• 500 Hours-Camden
More than 400 volunteers currently enjoy sharing their time and talents to assist patients, visitors, and team members at the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden campuses, as well as the Senior Care Centers in Brunswick and St. Marys. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, contact Kristin Doll at 912-466-1071 or visit sghs.org.