Thank a Volunteer!
Thursday, April 13, 2017
“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” Author Unknown
April is National Volunteer Month, which is dedicated to honoring volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism.
Over the past year, KentuckyOne Health had 1,680 volunteers who worked more than 160,000 hours in our facilities throughout Kentucky.
Our volunteers range in age from teenagers to senior adults, and perform a wide variety of tasks including greeting and escorting patients, newspaper delivery, visiting patients at the bedside, clerical duties, pastoral care services, working in our Gift and Thrift shops, information desks, emergency departments and much more.
“Our volunteers are truly priceless! Each year they contribute tens of thousands of hours helping us provide high-quality care to our patients and community. They bring cheerful smiles and an unhurried pleasantness to our patients, their families, friends, our physicians and staff. We appreciate each and every hour they give us and couldn’t do without them!” said Danni Kiefner, director, volunteer services.
If you see or work with one of our volunteers, please be sure to thank them for the time and commitment that they give our organization. And if you know someone who may want to be a volunteer, please direct them to our website where they can apply at KentuckyOneHealth.org/volunteer.