The Daily Item
SUNBURY — It’s been said that many hands make light work — one of the many reasons that volunteers are a valued part of Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center. Volunteers are integral to Sunbury Community Hospital’s commitment to the community, by supporting the hospital’s mission of providing comprehensive care — physical, emotional and spiritual — to the residents of the Susquehanna Valley.
During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, Sunbury Community Hospital recognizes the many contributions that these important individuals make, year-round. This year’s celebration, themed Volunteers Make a World of Difference, highlights the ways that volunteers improve the lives of others around them through their incredible spirit of giving.
A strong base of volunteers is essential to a community hospital.
The volunteers assist with hospital activities in the following departments: emergency room, information desk, operation room waiting area, registration, physical and occupational therapy, dietary, housekeeping, marketing, medical records, accounting, case management, education, clinics, laboratory, and more. During 2013 alone, approximately 38 volunteers provided 7,310 hours of service to Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center. Special activities planned at the hospital to recognize volunteers include a breakfast, an appreciation luncheon, door prizes, among other events.
Jeanette Vought has been a volunteer at Sunbury Community Hospital for 25 years.
“Sunbury Community Hospital is a large part of the community and I’m pleased to be a spoke in the wheels that keeps it moving forward. I look forward to my time spent volunteering and know that my work is appreciated,” Vought said.