Our volunteers make all the difference

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and at Alaska Regional Hospital, we are celebrating our amazing Auxiliary who serve our community.

These incredible volunteers give generously of their time and talents to hospital patients, family members, employees and guests. They donated almost 6,000 volunteer hours during 2016.

Volunteers serve in crucial roles at Alaska Regional. In almost every department, an Auxiliary member is providing a friendly face and helping hand. They are often the first person to greet patients and visitors when entering the main hospital or stopping by a health fair. They even serve outside the hospital as ambassadors in the community who promote and educate about the hospital's numerous resources and services.

We are grateful for the Auxiliary members who provide scholarships for nursing students, teddy bears for young visitors, a helping hand at community events, and being an integral part of the family at Alaska Regional.

Join in

The Auxiliary is always looking for friendly faces willing to volunteer and join the team. There is no cost to become a volunteer, and there are a variety of areas to serve and get involved.

If you would like to join our team or simply learn more, please email Josie.Wilson@hcahealthcare.com.

Thank you to the Alaska Regional Hospital Auxiliary. You are making a difference!

Josie Wilson is Alaska Regional Hospital's Volunteer Program Coordinator.