When you think of a hospital, your first thoughts might be of doctors and nurses. But more goes into making Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital the community hospital of choice – our volunteers. Auxiliary volunteers fill roles behind the scenes that add special touches to each patient’s stay.
During National Volunteer Week, Cy-Fair Hospital would like to thank the Volunteer Auxiliary for their continuing efforts and support of the hospital. The volunteers commit their personal time and talents to the hospital and to the community. Whether they are greeting patients and visitors, sewing pillows for heart surgery patients, making blankets for the Level III neonatal intensive care unit incubators, designing baby caps for the newborn babies, selling beautiful flowers and gifts in the gift shop, awarding scholarships to students eager to pursue a health care career, or helping the nurses and staff of the hospital, the Volunteer Auxiliary gives new meaning to the phrase “going above and beyond” to help those around them.
“Since the hospital opened in 1983, the volunteers have served over 340,000 hours,” says Nadia Saqr, marketing manager and volunteer services coordinator at Cy-Fair Hospital. “People volunteer for many different reasons. Some want to learn new skills, meet new people, or explore career opportunities in health care, but they all have the same sense of community and want to do what they can to help their neighbors.”
The Volunteer Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that utilizes its donations and proceeds to benefit the community by awarding scholarships to students each year.
For more information on becoming a volunteer at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, call 281-897-3186 or visit www.CyFairHospital.com/Volunteer.