January 03, 2019
CARTERSVILLE, GA (JANUARY 3, 2019): Cartersville Medical Center announces opportunities for area individuals to provide much needed and appreciated volunteer services to its patients and medical staff.
Volunteers serve in a variety of roles; CMC works diligently to ensure interests and skill sets are matched when determining which service area a volunteer will be placed. For example, some volunteers perform duties such as filing, patient transport and front desk assistance, while others may deliver newspapers and fresh water to patient rooms, work in the hospital gift shop or provide assistance in the Emergency Department. Regardless of the duty, collectively, volunteers are one of the single most important groups associated with a hospital.
Each year, volunteers log countless hours of service and provide resources, such as hospital equipment purchases, facility renovations/upgrades and scholarships, through Auxiliary funds from gift shop proceeds. While these services are invaluable, the hospital provides benefits in return as a small token of gratitude. Some of the benefits include:
- Free meal for each 4 hours of service
- Free flu vaccination and free TB testing
- 10% discount in Gift Shop
- Recognition during National Volunteer Week
- Eligibility for annual Frist Humanitarian Award
- Participation in hospital special events/activities
- Opportunity to wear those great pink jackets! (Red shirts for males).
"We need more volunteers so we can continue our work assisting patients, who are also our friends and family," said Jan Wardell, president, Cartersville Medical Center Auxiliary. "Volunteering is also a wonderful way to make new friends while helping others," said Wardell.
Volunteer requirements include a commitment of 4 hours per week and attendance at volunteer meetings every two months. At least a one year commitment is requested and a favorable background check, cheerful and courteous disposition and confidentiality are essential.
The Cartersville Medical Center Volunteers are affiliated with the Georgia Hospital Auxiliary Association. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call Cartersville Medical Center Human Resources at 770-387-8172
About Cartersville Medical Center
Cartersville Medical Center is a 119-bed acute care hospital, Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center, Level III Trauma Center, Certified Total Joint program and Gold Seal Inpatient Diabetes program facility accredited by the Joint Commission. The Breast Imaging Center at The Women's Center provides mammography services that are gold seal accredited by the American College of Radiology. The Advanced Wound Healing Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. The Hope Center, a regional, Commission on Cancer approved cancer treatment facility, is conveniently located on the hospital campus and provides over 4,000 treatments with over 300 new patients per year from a ten county region.