Health System Auxiliary Honors Volunteers

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: JULY 9, 2008 – Connie Johnson was recently named the Volunteer of the Quarter by the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Auxiliary. The announcement was made during the Auxiliary’s recent quarterly meeting and luncheon. Brothers Al and Frank Roberson were also honored and presented with lifetime memberships to the Auxiliary for their years of service.

Johnson began volunteering at the Health System in June 2007 after moving to the Golden Isles from the Chicago area where she worked in a bank for 48 years. She currently volunteers twice a week in Human Resources and one day every other week in the Gift Shop. “I really enjoy working with the public,” Johnson says. “I love it here, especially when I watch the weather and see all the snow in Chicago!”

Al Roberson began volunteering in 1991 and retired recently due to health issues. “I had retired from Hercules and needed something to do. I enjoyed every minute of it. I worked in admissions and I enjoyed meeting people and working with the staff,” says Al Roberson, who also volunteered at his church, College Place United Methodist.

In 1993, he was joined in volunteering at the Brunswick Campus by his brother Frank who also had to retire recently from active volunteering for health reasons. “I was working with Habitat for Humanity, but that work was hard to do at my age,” says Frank Roberson, who also volunteered with Meals on Wheels for 23 years. “I have always had a desire to help others. So when Ivalee (his wife of more than 50 years who volunteers as the Gift Shop manager) told me about the Auxiliary, I joined. It was very rewarding.”

Kristin Doll, manager of Volunteer Services, says that Johnson and the Robersons are fantastic examples of everything a hospital volunteer should be.

“They are all role models and fantastic ambassadors for our Health System,” Doll says. “Their contributions are essential to our mission of providing the highest quality of care and service to our patients, their families, and guests.”

To find out how to become a volunteer at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus, call (912) 466-1071 or email kdoll@sghs.org. For information about volunteering at the System’s Camden Campus, please call (912) 576-6405 or email jzawislak@sghs.org. Volunteer application forms can also be found on the System’s Web site at www.sghs.com.