If you are interested in helping others, learning about the health services field, earning academic credit, or acquiring new skills and experience, you can become a volunteer. Whatever your age, join us in reaching out to people in need. You will discover new interests and establish new friendships. Volunteers are needed in many areas of the hospital. Take a look at the many volunteer organizations that support us and see if there is one you would like to participate in. As a volunteer you can set your own work schedule or work on a project-by-project basis. To become a part of our team of volunteers, contact Alice Mohr at 618-998-7333.
Heartland Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Heartland Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteers represent a diverse and special group of people who spend countless hours making sure patients and visitors feel at home. Our volunteers strive to reach out to others by the many things they do from visiting patients and delivering mail to raising funds to assist those in need. They offer their various talents and their time to ensure patient comfort and provide amenities that may not otherwise be available to patients and their families.
Auxiliary Volunteers performs many different functions within the hospital. In addition to staffing the gift shop, Volunteers escort patients to and from discharge; greet patients, guests and visitors; deliver flowers, mail, and newspapers to patient rooms; and assist the hospital staff at community events.
Over the years, the Auxiliary has purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment for the hospital, yet the greatest gift the Auxiliary gives us is the gift of time. Last year alone, they provided over 30,000 hours of volunteer service to the hospital. For the past two years, Volunteers have been recognized by Community Health Systems for their contribution to Heartland Regional Medical Center for their many hours of service.
To get more information or to join our Auxiliary, call us at 618-998-7333.
Hearts Helping Hearts
Hearts Helping Hearts is a group composed of heart patients, their families, and others who want to learn more about heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
The group provides support and counsel to heart patients and their families to help them cope with the anxieties and fears of a heart attack, educate the public about problems associated with heart disease, and is engaged in charity purposes to raise money for equipment and educational materials.
Over the years, Hearts Helping Hearts has purchased cardiac equipment and educational materials for heart patients costing approximately $250,000 since the organization was chartered in 1977.
The group meets monthly at the hospital. For information on meetings or to join Hearts Helping Hearts, call 618-983-8763 or 618-998-7333.
Junior Volunteer Program
This volunteer group is made up of high school and college students who work in one of many departments of the hospital. Many schools now offer students credit for volunteer hours to the community for graduation.
Heartland Regional Medical Center works closely with area schools to provide that opportunity. In other cases, some students participate in the program to get an up close and personal view of the healthcare industry from the inside to determine if this is the type of career they want to pursue.
Jennifer Woolard - Edication Coordinator
At Heartland Regional Medical Center, pastoral care is considered a vital part of the hospital patient's total care. Our volunteer chaplain corps is a group of trained community clergy who provide spiritual comfort and support to patients, their families, and physicians and staff of the hospital. Each member takes an assigned day of the month and is on-call for emergencies.
For additional information call 618-998-7619.