Each day at Lexington Medical Center, our hospital volunteers deliver warm smiles, beautiful flowers and helpful assistance to our patients. Their work begins with small gestures. But their impact is enormous.
Identifiable by the pink and red vests they wear, our volunteers spend more than 65,000 hours each year helping us to provide the best health care with their unsurpassed compassion and commitment. They also play a philanthropic role in providing important resources for people throughout our community.
This year, the Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary is buying a new digital mammography van for the hospital. The van will travel around the Midlands upon request to provide mammograms at civic, social and church groups. The volunteer auxiliary also awards more than $60,000 in nursing scholarships each year to high school graduates and people pursuing continuing education in a nursing career. And, last year, the volunteers raised more than $4,000 for our Emergency Care Fund, which helps employees in need.
Lexington Medical Center hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon this month to say thank you to our volunteers for their service. Here are some pictures.
You can also view a video segment on our volunteers featured in “Speaking of Health” on WLTX.