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This week Mercy Medical Center is celebrating its greatest natural resource… volunteers. Mercy’s volunteers work directly with patients, families, visitors, employees, and behind the scenes to deliver kind, compassionate care and a positive patient experience. They work tirelessly to comfort, reduce fears and anxieties, and keep the hospital running efficiently.
According to Deanna Gunter, Director of Performance Excellence & Volunteer Services, Guild volunteers are “kind, caring, and giving. They see our business through the eyes of our patients and families, and are always working hard to make the hospital a place of comfort and compassion.”
Whether shuttling visitors to their destination or presenting a new mother with a handmade baby blanket, the open-hearted service of our volunteers adds that extra touch that enhances patient satisfaction. While the jobs vary widely across many departments, our volunteers are an integral and irreplaceable part of Mercy’s overall mission to provide the best possible care to the community. They are incredibly dedicated. Rosie Tallerico has volunteered for 49 years while 94-year-old Suzanne Economou has given over 5,000 hours of service. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each volunteer for his or her service and embodiment of humankindess.
If you’d like to become a Mercy Guild or student volunteer, it’s simple. Just call 530.225.6468 Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4 pm, or visit: http://redding.mercy.org/Who_We_Are.
– Press Release