Windham Hospital Volunteers Contribute Over 20,000 Hours of Service
National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 10-16
Volunteers at Windham Hospital contributed over 20,000 hours in donated volunteer time during 2010. One hundred and twenty adult volunteers, 69 students from the University of Connecticut and ECSU (Eastern Connecticut State University) and 53 junior volunteers (high school students) provided more than 20,017 hours of service during this time period by performing a variety tasks including patient transportation, clerical work, patient visitation, counter assistance at the hospital’s gift shop and coffee shop, delivering reading materials to patient rooms, and other related tasks.
National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 10-16 and Shawn Maynard, Senior Executive, Auxiliary and Volunteer Relations said the volunteers at the hospital are committed to serving others and making a difference. “The men and women who devote themselves to helping out at our hospital are among the most passionate individuals I have met. It’s hard to adequately convey the gratitude we all feel towards them for their selfless service and for their humble spirit as they go about their work. Our hospital salutes and thanks them for their dedication. They really do make a profound difference every day in our lives and in the lives of every guest who walks through our doors.”
For information about volunteering at Windham Hospital, please visit the Hospital’s website at www.windhamhospital.org or call 860.456.6792.
Windham Hospital is a 130-bed acute care hospital serving thousands of people in northeastern Connecticut. For nearly 80 years, Windham Hospital has been renowned for its outstanding physicians and extraordinary nursing care and today offers a unique combination of talent and technology in patient care as a member of Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut’s premier healthcare system.