Celebrating Southeast Georgia Health System Volunteers

Peggy Tuten and Carol KacedonSoutheast 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.