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Hospital Seeks Volunteers


July 12, 2010

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan General Hospital is looking for a few good volunteers.

With a long history of serving, volunteers at KGH are a remarkable group of people said KGH volunteer coordinator Marty West. They help with the "No One Dies Alone" program, Auxiliary Gift Shop, Hospice, Pastoral Care, and New Horizons Long
Term Care Unit.

"One of the most visible volunteer roles is working at the Gift Shop run by the Auxiliary," said volunteer Carolyn Wilse. "We raise money for special hospital purchases. Last year we donated more than $52,000 from Gift Shop sales that purchased wheelchairs, a new birthing bed, and items for Med/Surg, New Horizons, Speech Theraphy, and more."

"Some hospital volunteers give a few hours a week, some much more. But, every hour helps," said West. "When you realize how busy some of our volunteers' lives are, it's amazing they find time in their schedules to help at all. Each volunteer role is important because it touches the lives of those we serve. We get very close to people, that's why a fingerprint check is a part of our application process," she said.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer at KGH should call Marty West at 254-5144.



Source of News:

Ketchikan General Hospital

Ketchikan General Hospital is part of PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit Catholic health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Oregon, Washington and Alaska that treat more than 60,000 patients annually. Vision is to provide safe, evidence-based, compassionate care, every time, every touch.


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