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Volunteers Needed for New Emergency Room Services

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Fort HealthCare Partners, a Volunteer Organization serving Fort Memorial Hospital has launched a new volunteer service area in the Emergency Room and Urgent Care area. The service has been developed through a joint effort of Fort HealthCare Volunteers and emergency room personnel.ED - Volunteer 006-web

The service will help to enhance good communication between the ER staff, Urgent Care and waiting family members. Additionally, these volunteers will provide assistance to busy ER staff, by helping with patient registration, answering call lights, stocking supplies, and helping patients and visitors find their way around the hospital.

This new service provides an opportunity for people in the community to volunteer at the hospital that may not have been able to in the past because of daytime commitments. Evening and weekend hours are available with three shifts per day seven days a week. Shifts available are 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Free training is provided and hours can be flexible.

Volunteering in the ER will allow people to give back to the community in a unique and important way. Many times a visit to the ER or Urgent Care is stressful to the patient and family. This service is designed to make that visit a little easier for everyone.

To sign up to volunteer or for further information contact the Volunteer Services Department at Fort Healthcare at (920)-568-5276.