Southeast Georgia Health System honored its volunteers during a National
Volunteer Week Luncheon on Monday, April 11, at the Jekyll Island Convention
Center. The theme for the celebration was “Buzzing With Appreciation
For Our Volunteers.”
Honorees included volunteers from the Brunswick and Camden Campus Auxiliaries,
Volunteens, First Steps Program, Therapy Dogs International, Ministerial
Alliance, Coastal Medical Access Project (CMAP), Southeast Georgia Health
System, Inc., Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority, Camden Campus
Advisory, Cooperative Healthcare Services, Inc., and the Southeast Georgia
Health System Foundation.
According to Kristin Doll, CAVS, director of Volunteer Services, 434 volunteers
contributed hours during the past year. “From March 1, 2015 to Feb.
29, 2016, our volunteers performed 53,362 hours of service to the Health
System,” said Doll. “According to the Independent Sector,
the leading authority in calculating the value of volunteer hours, those
hours translate into a dollar value of $1,245,753. Their dedicated, loyal
service helps our organization accomplish goals and inspires us all to
do great things.”
During the awards ceremony, Peggy Tuten was named Brunswick Campus Auxiliary
Volunteer of the Year and Carol Kacedon was named Camden Campus Auxiliary
Volunteer of the Year.
More than 400 volunteers currently enjoy sharing their time and talents
to assist patients, visitors, and team members at the 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.