Xenia Daily Gazette
XENIA – Greene Memorial Hospital volunteers strive to help provide the best experience possible for patients.
The GMH Auxiliary/Volunteers donated $7,600 to replace the erasable white boards in the 49 patient rooms at Greene Memorial.
The new boards will provide a way to keep the patient up-to-date on their care team on duty, important information for their family members as well such as phone extensions and goals for the day. The new boards are not only more colorful and readable, but are at the center of a patient’s care.
“This is just another way the volunteers wanted to fulfill a need and make the patient’s experience the best it can be. Every care giver and family member who walks into that room refers to that whiteboard, and it helps the patient stay motivated,” said Linda Richardson.
“This is just another wonderful project the volunteers enjoy doing,” added Richardson. “It’s always about making things better for the patient.”
In 2015, the volunteers enhanced patient rooms with new bathroom lighting, pictures, and other patient furnishings.
Funds are raised through the auxiliary’s fundraisers, coffee shop and gift shop sales. GMH has 125 volunteers; however Richardson said they can always use more volunteers. Contact the hospital for more information to get involved 937-352-2000.
“The volunteers here are really a wonderful dedicated group,” she added. “They are great mentors and always want to give back. These whiteboards are another way to remind patients that there are many at Greene who care about them and their getting well.”
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation - Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.