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DO GOOD,
FEEL GOOD

Volunteer opportunities at the hospitals
of Community Healthcare System offer
health benefits BY ELISE SIMS

I

f a full-time hospital career is
not for you, volunteering is an
excellent way to boost wellness and satisfaction. About one
American adult out of three currently
volunteers. Studies show that donating
your time to a good cause may reap
huge health benefits.
At Community Healthcare System,
volunteers play a vital role in the services
provided by Community Hospital in
Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East
Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center

in Hobart. Whether working directly
with patients to help them find their way
through the hospital hallways or working
behind the scenes, volunteers enjoy the
opportunities to meet new people, keep
active while providing important services
and experience the personal satisfaction
that comes from helping others.
Community Healthcare System's
volunteers and their unique talents are
carefully matched with innovative work
opportunities to extend the system's
mission of providing quality healthcare.

Volunteer Esperanza Blanco shows Intensive Care Unit nurse Katrina Covington a purse on
display in the gift shop at St. Catherine Hospital.

CALL

You Can Help
For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact
the hospital where you are
interested in volunteering:
* Community Hospital,
Munster 219-836-4065
* St. Catherine Hospital,
East Chicago 219-392-7031
* St. Mary Medical Center,
Hobart 219-947-6022
Visit www.comhs.org/donate/
volunteer-opportunities to
find out more.

Each hospital auxiliary offers essential
volunteer services, assists with hospital fundraising and provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in
healthcare. The auxiliaries operate the
hospitals' gift shops and host several
fundraising activities throughout the
year. To date, auxiliary members have
raised millions of dollars for the three
nonprofit hospitals, supporting many
vital programs and the acquisition of
new medical technology.
"Volunteering has many benefits,"
says Elizabeth Yee, vice president of
Clinical Ancillary Services. "While the
auxiliaries help support the hospitals,
they also bring personal satisfaction to
the person giving their time and talents.
It is a win-win situation. Our volunteers put in thousands of hours contributing to the mission and values of
Community Healthcare System."
With the variety of volunteer opportunities available, it is easy to find
one that fits an individual's schedule.
Volunteers can work days, evenings or
on weekends. Many volunteer positions
have a set schedule, usually a few hours
per week. ■
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