OXNARD, CA – (April 4, 2019) – In recognition of National Volunteer Week, St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), members of Dignity Health, celebrates and says thank you to all the dedicated and caring volunteers, who make a difference in our health care facilities.
St. John’s is hosting an array of activities throughout National Volunteer Week to honor adult and student volunteers, whose wide-ranging roles include: patient services, pet therapy program, baby cuddler program, gift shop, surgery and intensive care unit waiting services, spiritual care, and more.
“Our volunteers are an integral part of the compassionate, quality health care offered at St. John’s Hospitals,” said Darren W. Lee, President and CEO, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “We cannot thank our volunteers enough for their ongoing commitment and service. They bring joy to our patients all around the hospital.”
St. John’s volunteers, numbering approximately 400 strong, give generously of themselves, each one contributing to the smooth operation of many hospital services. In addition to logging an average of over 62,625 hours each year, St. John’s volunteers have also purchased various items that enhance the caring atmosphere of the hospitals.
Volunteers at St. John’s are the heart of our hospital and share a desire to use their life experiences, education and concern for others to support our patients, visitors, and staff. High school and college students (16 and older) are also offered volunteering activities through the Student Volunteer Program. To request an application to volunteer at St. John’s, or to have questions answered, please contact Volunteer Services Manager Stephanie Garofalo at (805) 988-2627.
About Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard are members of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region also include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Learn more at DignityHealth.org/PleasantValley and DignityHealth.org/StJohnsRegional.