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Medical Center celebrates National Volunteer Week

Bangor, Maine (April 18, 2022) – Each April, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center celebrates National Volunteer Week to recognize the important role volunteers play in our community. This year, the week of April 17 through 23 is a time to applaud the contribution volunteers make at the Medical Center.
 
More than 170 volunteers contributed 17,777 hours of service to support patients at the Medical Center in Fiscal Year 2021. Volunteers give their time and energy in more than 58 areas, such as providing companionship and comfort through social activities for patients, offering pet therapy visits, checking up on vulnerable individuals living alone, providing resources for patients with cancer, and many more activities.
 
“Our volunteers share their love and passion to enrich the lives of patients during their stay and help support our staff,” says Stacey Coventry, MSB, director, Volunteer and Community Development Services, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. “They are incredibly compassionate and vibrant members of the community whose contributions make a huge difference.”
 
Last year, 925 volunteers worked alongside healthcare workers by providing much needed support in the Medical Center’s COVID-19 response. With their help, more than 100,000 members of the community were vaccinated.
 
Members of the media interested in speaking with Volunteer Services may contact Marketing and Communications at 207.973.9530 or emmcmediarequest@northernlight.org.