Published on April 27, 2018

Volunteers are priceless

At Johnston Health, volunteers greet and guide, assist and advise, comfort and console. They’re pretty savvy, too, at fundraising and retail sales.

For giving of their time and talents, the 265 volunteers with the health care system got a well-deserved pat on the back during their annual luncheon at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. The event precedes the 2018 National Volunteer Week, April 15-22.

During the banquet this week, Johnston Health highlighted the wonderful things they do every day. Their service makes a difference in the lives of our patients, families and employees. We’re so grateful to have them in our Johnston Health family.

CEO Chuck Elliott pointed out that volunteers don’t get paid. “But it’s not because you’re worthless,” he said. “It’s because you’re priceless. There is no greater gift than the gift of time.” This year, volunteers gave 41,811 hours valued at more than $1 million. That’s amazing!

Also, Chip Hewett, chairman of the Johnston Health Board of Directors, called volunteers a first line of defense. “You’re our attitude adjusters for the hospital,” he said. “We appreciate everything you do.”

Thank you to all of our volunteers for their service, commitment and dedication to Johnston Health.

Interested in becoming a hospital volunteer?