Dublin, Ga.- Fairview Park Hospital is proud to announce the recipients of the youth, adult, and chaplain volunteer of the year. Each year, this recognition is given to volunteers who have made an exceptional contribution to their area of service at Fairview Park Hospital.
The youth volunteer of the year award was awarded to Campbell Grady, a rising junior at West Laurens High School. Grady, who has been volunteering for a year, completed over 300 hours of service in the Emergency Department under the supervision of Director Sherry Robbins. “Campbell is very engaged with patient experience, and is passionate about learning,” said Robbins. Grady plans on being pursuing a career as an EMT paramedic.
The adult volunteer of the year award was given to Pam Barron, a veteran of the program who has served at Fairview Park Hospital for seven years. Barron works weekly in the medical records department assisting with administrative work. During the 2016-2017 service year, Barron accrued 300 hours of service. She is described as being very thorough, considerate and compassionate – a “sheer delight to work with” according to the department.
Chaplain of the year Andy Bethea, a volunteer since 2011, diligently visits patients throughout the hospital during his regular Tuesday rounds. His wisdom and patience supports the needs of those he visits, and his long history with the program has been helpful in improving the chaplain program as well as the patient experience.
The Youth & College Volunteer Program is available to students starting at age 15. Students serve a minimum of six hours monthly in various departments throughout hospital, in addition to assisting at special events at the hospital and in the community such as blood drives and Relay for Life. Adult volunteer and chaplain service is open to applicants 18 and older. Adult volunteers may serve as greeters, assist in filing paperwork, and register incoming patients. Chaplains may make regular rounds visiting patients and their families, while also being available ‘on call.’