Turlock, CA- Emanuel Medical Center honored its 875 volunteers, awarded 10 scholarships and installed new officers at its annual recognition day event on Saturday. Last year, volunteers donated 79,877 hours of service in more than 35 different areas of the hospital and off-campus sites.
"Our volunteers reflect diversity and a range of backgrounds - long-time local residents, community newcomers, retired individuals and students from the local colleges and schools - aged 14 to 88 years young," said Regina Amador, Emanuel's director of volunteer services. "These wonderful individuals continue to successfully enhance programs and services provided at Emanuel through their generous contributions of time and talent. We thank them every day as their dedication to help others is a model we should all hope to achieve."
High school students can work in most volunteer areas and many nursing and pre-med college students volunteer to get a real-life look at the health care field.
"Many of our younger volunteers pursue health-related careers, and we support local students with scholarships," Amador said. "This year, the Emanuel Volunteer Auxiliary presented 10 scholarships of $750 each to deserving students. More than 60 students applied."
Scholarship winners are:
- CSU Stanislaus: Jessica Au, Manpreet Kaur Bassi, Amy Hillerman
- Pitman High School: Julia Harris, Taylor Leonard
- Midwestern University: Carly Sorenson
- Livingston High School: Sonya Mann
- Hilmar High School: Cristina Azevedo-Reis
- University of Texas at Arlington: Beverly Crain
- Turlock High School: Lorena Aliaga
The Auxiliary also installed new officers for 2012. They are: President Shirley Flowers; Vice President Joanne Viss; Assistant Treasurer Judy Brighella; Recording Secretary Ida Silveira; Corresponding Secretary Marge Combs.
The Auxiliary also named the following service area coordinators and managers: Gift Shop Manager Gloria Rivera; Surgery Waiting Room Lucy Honnette; Courier Harriet Martinson; Maternal Services Information Desk Peggy Bickford; Legacy Circle Harriet Martinson; Adult Ambassadors Deana Park; Student Ambassadors Judi Marion; Emanuel Cancer Center Marian Jessee.
Emanuel is always seeking new volunteers to join its team. All volunteers must attend orientation training, but there are no minimum time commitments after that. Learn more at www.emaneulmedicalcenter.org/volunteer.
Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 403-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 209-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women's health services, surgery, and hospice services.
For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.