Tappahannock, Va Riverside Tappahannock Hospital recently held a lunch in appreciation of their volunteers during National Volunteer Week. They also recognized volunteer "Champions of Caring," which are volunteers nominated by team members, patients or family members that have gone above and beyond in living the Riverside Care Difference.2014 Vol Champ

 "The Riverside Care Difference is our mission to care for others as we would care for those we love," said Jaime Cook RTH HR Director, who also manages the volunteer staff of 52 active volunteers. "Our volunteers are vital in this mission to delivering that level of care to patients and their families."

 The recognized Champions were: Smitty Elliott, Tappahannock; Willis Slaughter, Colonial Beach; Trudy Hand, Tappahannock; Jean Carter, Dunnsville; Charles Reid, Tappahannock; Brenda Kent, Tappahannck; Linda Gardner, Tappahannock. Linda was also named "Champion of the Year" based on a thank you received from a patient family member. The patient had an injured shoulder and was unable to drive. Mrs. Gardner decided to take her home herself.

 Riverside Tappahannock Hospital depends on the commitment of volunteers to help provide quality care to patients and their families.  Volunteering with RTH is a very rewarding experience with many opportunities.  Volunteers interact with and assist patients, become part of a great hospital family, and work with others to help make a difference in the community.

 For more information on volunteering at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, contact the Human Resources office at (804) 443-6263.

Published: April 14, 2014