SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. Dedicated volunteers are not forgotten at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center.
April 15 through 21 marks National Volunteer Week and the hospital notes that volunteers worked a total of 58,000 hours last year at the Sleepy Hollow facility.
"We are very fortunate to have wonderful, caring people who want to give up their time to help others," Pamela Cardozo, director of volunteer services, said. "Our volunteers are very warm and comforting to the patient and contribute immeasurably to the hospital.
Volunteering opportunities are available for people in a wide range of ages. Cardozo notes that people from age 14 to 96 have given their time to help in patient and non-patient areas, including administrative support, the Cherry Door Thrift Shop, hospice, pastoral care and the pharmacy.
They are goodwill ambassadors for Phelps Hospital and wonderful role models for our 'Culture of Kindness,' Cardozo said. They take patient satisfaction personally every patient, every interaction."
Cardozo said volunteers have many reasons to give back.
People are motivated to give back to their hospital where they have received capable and compassionate care, she said. They find volunteering to be fun, as well as an opportunity to meet others, make friends and stay active.
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