Celebrating the Superheroes of National Healthcare Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers across the country. The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) – expanded upon National Volunteer Week with National Healthcare Volunteer Week, which runs from April 19-25.
It is a time to honor and thank the volunteers at Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) and Clinics for their commitment to patient care and compassion toward patients, staff, and the community. The volunteer program at WCH operates with a mission to develop and maintain a program that serves as an extension of staff, supports the mission, vision, values, and goals of the hospital, and enhances the services provided by the WCH healthcare system. Volunteers enable us to maintain a wide range of services to support the needs of patients, visitors, and staff.
In 2019; we had seventy-one active volunteers serving a total of 8,954 hours across our organization. Volunteers provide critical support to front desk services, the gift shop, mail room, chaplain, as well as, human resources, materials management, the business office, community relations, and WCH Foundation.
These volunteers also make a vital impact within emergency, acute, surgical, clinic, infusion, rehabilitation, radiology, pharmacy, and dietary services. In addition, volunteers take on a variety of special projects, including our hospitality cart services, and animal therapy program.
“Our volunteer teams are excited to be a part of an organization that is consistently growing and making a difference in the lives of the community. Each time a volunteer leaves their shifts, they know that they have made a difference in some way.”- Gogi Gay, Volunteer and Training Manager, WCH.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to all our volunteers! Your commitment to patient care and selfless acts of kindness help us improve patient care every day.