Highland celebrates their volunteers with a special luncheon

Published 7:00 am Friday, April 17, 2015

Highland Community Hospital honored it's volunteers.

Highland Community Hospital honored it’s volunteers.

It is National Volunteer Week and Highland Community Hospital showed their appreciation to their hardworking volunteers Thursday with a special luncheon.
The luncheon was held at the hospital that afternoon to recognize the 15 dedicated members of the hospital’s Volunteer Services Program.
Volunteer Coordinator Brenda Borland said she was thrilled to honor her volunteers.
“I appreciate everything the volunteers do, they give so much of their time to the hospital,” Borland said.
Borland was able to present the hospital’s education and the labor and delivery departments with two separate checks for $1,000. This was money the volunteers were able to raise last month during the jewelry fundraiser.
Each department is putting this money to good use, Borland said.
“The education department was able to purchase several CPR manikins for their classes, and the labor and delivery department purchased some nursing education material,” Borland said.
During yesterday’s luncheon Dr. Anwant Chawla, Medical Director of the Geriatric Psych Unit, gave a short presentation on sleep disorders. Dr. Chawla discussed the importance of maintaining regular sleeping habits, and good habits to practice before going to sleep.
Borland said the volunteers at the hospital do a number of things from working in the lobby, greeting people when they come in, making sure wheelchairs are always available and helping people get to various places within the hospital.
Macky Brassette, one of the hospital’s 15 volunteers received special recognition at the luncheon for having the most volunteer hours.
The process to become a volunteer is much like the process to become an employee. A prospective volunteer would need to come into the hospital to fill out an application, go through a background check, a drug screen and then the orientation process. Borland said she is not currently looking for more volunteers, however anyone interested in volunteering can continue to check with the hospital to find out when there is a need.

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