Thursday, April 12, 2012

Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital to recognize hospital volunteers

Leaders at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John Hospital, Leavenworth, Kan., want their volunteers to know they “are outstanding in their field.” 

That’s why they are recognizing the hospitals’ more than 180 volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, for contributing more than 26,000 hours of service to the organizations in 2011.

“Our volunteers are an amazing group of individuals who come together each week and make it possible for us to provide our healing ministry to the communities we serve,” says Catherine Rice, senior associate of communications for Providence and Saint John. “They are an inspiration to us all!”

Randy Nyp, president/CEO for the hospitals, adds that the work the volunteers perform is absolutely essential to the smooth operation of Providence and Saint John.

“We are blessed to have more than 180 men and women on our team, offering their kindness, time and talent,” Nyp says. “They volunteer in more than 40 hospital departments and contribute to the warm and healing environment at the hospitals.”

Volunteer Week activities for 2012 are centered around the theme, “Volunteers Inspire People.” The highlight of the week will be an appreciation luncheon at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park April 18.

Volunteers from both hospitals are invited to attend. Volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in a word search puzzle contest.

Providence and Saint John volunteers perform a wide range of jobs, including driving the Providence courtesy shuttle, staffing the hospitality carts, and working in the hospitals’ gift shops, waiting rooms and at information desks.

To learn more about the volunteer opportunities available at Providence or Saint John, visit the hospitals’ Web site,\volunteer.