ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY TO HOLD RECRUITMENT FAIR

09-06-2017

Berlin, Md. – The Auxiliary of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System will be holding a volunteer recruitment fair on September 19. While 239 active volunteers currently comprise the AGH Auxiliary, membership has declined in recent years. More volunteers are needed to continue to provide vital assistance within the rapidly growing organization.

Help is greatly needed in the AGH Thrift Shop as well as the Emergency Department, the We-Care Program, Information/ Registration, Concierge Services, and the Retired Nurses Program.

AGH Thrift Shop
Currently undergoing a major expansion that will increase the footprint of the store three-fold, the AGH Thrift Shop is a significant source of revenue for the Auxiliary, which in turn, donates the funds to the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. The AGH Thrift Shop is staffed and operated solely by Auxiliary members, with opportunities to sort and stock goods, run the register, and design and set up the displays.

Emergency Department
Emergency Department volunteers provide much-needed support to the hospital’s doctors, nurses and technicians by performing tasks that allow the clinicians to help resolve the health concerns of the patients who come through the doors. They supply warm blankets and check on patients’ comfort, clean and prepare stretchers, escort family members and transport patients to other departments for further testing.

We-Care

This program is in need of pleasant, considerate, tactful and caring volunteers. We-Care requires only a small amount of time at the telephone. Designed for seniors but meant for anyone who lives independently, the We-Care program is a safety net that provides a way for participants to check in on a daily basis to let someone know they are OK. The program has saved lives and allowed many in the community to continue to live independently.

Concierge Services

Concierge volunteers provide patients with companionship and act as an extra set of eyes for the nursing staff. It is an environment where Auxiliary members have the opportunity to directly help patients, while making beds, filling water pitchers, and delivering food trays.

Retired Nurses Program
The Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary’s retired nurse volunteers serve as an extension of the nurse. They make calls to patients before and after surgery or after a hospital stay, review charts, and assist with the community flu clinics. Their goal is to make a patient’s hospital less stressful by keeping the line of communication open between patients and their families and the care team.

Event Details:

Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Recruitment Fair

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Atlantic Hotel
2 N. Main Street, Berlin, MD

10 a.m.

Volunteers support Atlantic General Hospital and Health System by donating their time and expertise in every aspect of the hospital and health system as well as in the community, providing approximately 28,000 hours of service to the hospital annually. Please consider attending the AGH Auxiliary Recruitment Fair to learn more about how you can contribute.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, visit the AGH Auxiliary website at www.atlanticgeneral.org/volunteer or call 410-629-6859.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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