Greene County Medical Center Honors Volunteers

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Jefferson, IA – April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and Greene County Medical Center is showing appreciation by saying thank you to all of their volunteers including the Auxiliary members, SHIIP volunteers, and Medical Reserve Corp volunteers.

On Monday, April 4, after the Greene County Medical Center Auxiliary meeting, Medical Center staff and team members lined the hallways to thank the Auxiliary as they left their meeting. The Medical Center Auxiliary in the last year has donated nearly $10,000 back to the Medical Center with the donation of a new IV pump, Greene Backer donation to help fund the new Pain Clinic, Long Term Care residents Christmas gifts and providing free to coffee in the cafeteria for families, visitors and team members.

“Our volunteers help us be Always Here, Always Caring for our patients,” said Nancy Houska, Auxiliary volunteer coordinator and Foundation Director. “Their dedication to giving back to the Medical Center, and in turn the communities we serve is much appreciated. Our volunteers work hard to help us keep our patients, families, and our community safe and healthy, they are one of our best investments.”

Greene County Medical Center also recognized our Volunteer SHIIP counselors. SHIIP counselors provide one-on-one assistance to help Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers or representatives with questions and concerns related to Medicare and health insurances. Counselors also advocate on behalf of beneficiaries, educate individual beneficiaries on Medicare related issues and work to promote SHIIP throughout the community.

Back in July, the Greene County Medical Center SHIIP program was recognized for serving Jefferson and the surrounding communities for the last 30 years by the State of Iowa. If you are interested in becoming a SHIIP volunteer at Greene County Medical Center contact Mary Tighe at billmary71@gmail.com, call SHIIP at 1-800-351-4664 or email SHIIP@iid.iowa.gov.

Greene County Public Health and Greene County Medical Center would also like to thank the 57 members of the Greene County Medical Reserve Corp (MRC), a part of a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers organized to locally improve the health and safety of their communities.

“Over the past two years, the MRC volunteers have provided invaluable support to Greene County Public Health and the community,” said Becky Wolf, Greene County Public Health Director. “They have assisted with COVID-19 vaccination clinics, driving our ‘Healthy Rides’ vehicle to provide non-urgent transportation to Greene County residents for medical appointments. They have also provided clerical support by registering clients for vaccination clinics, and have offered community health education and first aid during town festivals. We appreciated our volunteer’s willingness to serve!”

New MRC volunteers are always welcome, for more information please contact Greene County Public Health at 515-386-3228 or email Phyllis Woodley at Phyllis.woodley@gcmchealth.com.

 

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Greene County Medical Center Auxiliary shown with the IV pump they donated in February.

 

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 Mary Tighe, Volunteer SHIIP Counselor and Angela Wadsworth, Greene County Medical Center Patient Access Coordinator

 

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Greene County Medical Center - Always Here, Always Caring.