Thank you dedicated volunteers for your role in caring for our communities

April 24, 2017

National Healthcare Volunteer Week is April 23-29, 2017...

As a faith-based, nonprofit health system, Baptist Health is rooted in philanthropy, with many of our hospitals founded by compassionate volunteers who felt a great responsibility to provide quality healthcare in their hometowns. Today, we continue this tradition, encouraging the community to play a part in our mission to improve health, not just as patients, but as supporters, helpers and advocates for those in need.

More than 1,400 volunteers — from teen-agers to senior adults — spend upward of 192,000 hours each year helping in our hospitals, outpatient centers and other facilities. These dedicated volunteers perform many important tasks, from staffing hospital gift shops, manning information desks, and delivering flowers and e-cards, to supporting nursing staff, helping in our child development centers, and providing valet service and parking lot shuttles.

Across our regions, members of the community serve on Patient Advisory Councils and serve on our leadership boards, offering key input to help shape our health system. In addition, many of our volunteers coordinate fundraising events that support our charitable foundations, raising funds for advanced technology and additional resources to help us provide better care and make a patient’s stay more comfortable.

As we recognize National Healthcare Volunteer Week April 23-29, we extend our deepest appreciation to each of our volunteers across our system. Whether you’ve volunteered for a few hours or for many years, we thank you for sharing your time and your talents — and for partnering with Baptist Health to transform our communities.