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Volunteers did over 14,000 hours of service to local patients in 2012 

Volunteers did over 14,000 hours of service to local patients in 2012

Community Volunteers Make a Difference at Twin Cities Community Hospital

Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 10.40.28 AMTEMPLETON, CA (March 21, 2013) –Twin Cities Community Hospital Volunteers, a non-profit organization initiated to provide support to the patients, doctors and nurses of Twin Cities Community hospital, determined in a recent tally that its volunteer staff clocked 14,136.63 hours in 2012, an amount equal to over 38 hours of voluntary work per day.

Co-President of the Volunteers Wilma Breig explains that the volunteer program engages 103 volunteers, with 77 “active” volunteers who work at least once a week. Volunteer duties range from greeting and directing people at the front desk to helping keep the ER stocked, serving snacks to patients and doing odd jobs to help the hospital staff.

“Volunteering at the hospital is an important responsibility. There’s a lot of dedication and responsibility involved,” Breig says, explaining that most hospital volunteers are retired, longtime members of the local community, while a significant portion of volunteers is involved in the Student Volunteer program.

Twin Cities Community Hospital CEO Mark Lisa called last year’s volunteer effort an “extraordinary feat.” He expressed gratitude to the program for its over 14,000 hours of work, saying, “While we are all separate individuals and groups, we all come together and make really special things happen at Twin Cities Community Hospital.”

Volunteers must fill out an application and select an available shift to enroll. Student volunteers must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and volunteer a minimum of 120 hours to the hospital. For more information about how to become a volunteer or a student volunteer, contact Sandy Short, Membership Chairman of the Twin Cities Community Hospital Volunteers by calling (805) 434-3500 or emailing sandy.short@tenethealth.com.

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