Wednesday, April 24, 2013
UHS thanks Volunteers during national volunteer week April 21-27
Contact: Jon Tooley, 762-2336 or email@example.com
April 24, 2013
National Volunteer Week is April 21 through April 27.
UHS is proud to recognize their volunteers who so generously give their
time and talents to the entire UHS organization. Julie Clarke, Director
of Volunteer Services at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, stated,
“Volunteers are the backbone of our Volunteer Services program here at
UHS Chenango Memorial. They provide services and support to our
employees, patients and residents and are a large part of our
Auxiliary’s fund raising efforts for programs, services and upgraded
technology and facility projects to benefit our patients.” Jeanne
Carangelo, Manager of UHS Volunteer Services which includes UHS
Binghamton General Hospital and UHS Wilson Medical Center, agreed.
“Many of the services at UHS would not be possible without the donation
of time from our dedicated and compassionate volunteers. In addition,
their activities also contribute toward annual donations by the
Auxiliary to improve services and programs for our patients. ” Ms.
Clarke pointed out that volunteers at Chenango Memorial have
opportunities to work in 35 areas including the Pink Door thrift shop on
South Broad Street in Norwich and at the very popular gift shop run by
the Auxiliary, just off the hospital’s lobby. UHS volunteers in
Binghamton work in many areas of both UHS Binghamton General Hospital
and UHS Wilson Medical Center as well as clinics and gift shops and at
UHS Senior Living at Ideal. UHS Delaware Valley Hospital volunteers work
in the gift shop, help with patient activities and engage in numerous
During 2012, 718 volunteers at UHS Binghamton
General Hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Senior Living at
Ideal donated 84,954 hours of service. 100 volunteers at UHS Chenango
Memorial Hospital donated 15,000 hours of service. The many volunteers
at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital donated 2,639 hours of service and $22,
000 to fund the renovation of a patient room into a private suite.
During National Volunteer Week, UHS staff and leadership thank their
many UHS volunteers for their unwavering support, generosity and
selfless dedication to the organization and the people they serve.
Volunteers are an important ingredient in the quality, patient-centered
healthcare UHS delivers to our community.
UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties. Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s Southern Tier.