We are happy to salute our special needs student volunteers as our Department of the Month.
Two groups of local students provide a large variety of service throughout ACH on a regular basis. Four students from Minerva High School and nine students from Sebring High School are ready, willing and very able to make positive differences for our patients, visitors, colleagues and staff. In fact, several of these students are also coming in on an individual basis to volunteer!
Susie Stadelman, instructor from Minerva, is also assisted by Vicky Smith and Mary McConneghey. Their students assist with the mail room duties, print shop, medical records and special projects. If you have not seen pride in someone’s face recently, take a minute to look at these students who thoroughly enjoy and realize the importance of what they are doing.
Carolyn Hollback instructs the Sebring students, and she is assisted by Diane Braidic and Matt Fowler. The students offer service in a variety of areas including the information/discharge desk, outpatient therapy, patient registration, print shop, CCC and special projects. These students also display a great deal of pride in the services they provide.
“It is a privilege to have these students as part of our organization. Knowing they are utilizing this experience as a way of preparing for their future makes the program so gratifying for us. Just being around them makes you feel so good!” shares Marcy Todd, volunteer coordinator.
“If we can provide these students with a worthwhile experience that give them a feeling of accomplishment, that’s what it’s all about! There is no way to measure the success each student feels when they have finished their scheduled tasks, and can add yet one more positive experience to their life.”
Please congratulate these students (and their instructors/job coaches) on a job well done!