To celebrate their volunteers, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital held a recognition luncheon on Monday, April 22, at the American Legion in Lincoln. Over 100 volunteers were honored in observance of National Healthcare Volunteers Week.
Volunteers play a critical role at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Over 9,000 hours of service are provided each year to help ALMH fulfill its healthcare mission. Volunteers at ALMH work either occasionally or several hours each week completing things like staffing the front information desk, assisting departments or helping with special projects. Additionally, volunteers operate the Pink Shutter Thrift Shop located at 114 North McLean Street in Lincoln where proceeds benefit the hospital.
“The hospital simply could not operate without the help of our volunteers,” said Dolan Dalpoas, ALMH President and CEO, as he addressed the attendees. “We are so grateful to you and your commitment to helping us provide excellent patient care.”
The volunteers are supervised by Lynne Metz, Manager of Volunteer and Special Services. At the luncheon, Metz reported the impressive volunteer contributions accomplished during the last fiscal year that included answering 43,800 phone calls, assisting 17,800 patients, making over 7,000 lab, pharmacy and record runs and making over 6,000 beds in the rehab department.
“Your assistance to the ALMH staff allows them to spend more time with each of our patients. As volunteers, you are a testament to our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve and our vision to be a leader for excellence in patient care,” said Metz.
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Lynne Metz at 217-732-2161 ext. 55700 or visit ALMH.org.