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Hospital Auxiliary Makes Impact Through Patient Care

November 09, 2018

At their annual banquet in October, volunteers were honored for the tremendous impact they make assisting patients, families and staff at Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital and Emory Long-Term Acute Care. Last year, volunteers contributed more than 30,000 hours of time to improve the health of the community.
 
The hospital’s rich history of volunteerism and philanthropy has shaped its reputation as a hospital with a family atmosphere. The system offers a Teen Volunteer Program for ages 14 and older, a College Volunteer Program and an Adult Auxiliary Program. 
 
The volunteers presented the DeKalb Medical Foundation with a gift of $25,000 earned through proceeds from the hospital gift shop, which the volunteers help staff. The donation will allow the Foundation to make even more of a difference in its commitment to patient care and community health. Elisabeth Nark, Executive Director of the DeKalb Medical Foundation, said volunteers are essential to the hospital and the patients it serves.
 
“We are so grateful for our volunteers who give of themselves so selflessly,” she said. “Whether it’s greeting patients with a smile, escorting visitors to their destination or helping our staff members with office tasks, our volunteers are a vital part of the care we provide. “
 
Visit www.dekalbmedical.org/volunteers to learn more about the Volunteer Program at Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital and Emory Long-Term Acute Care.