This month, our nation celebrates volunteers with a special Volunteer Week. At MIHS, these 292 talented women, men, teenagers and four-legged friends last year provided 20,822 total service hours that represented $480,364 in equivalent dollar value for their time. We simply could not fulfill our Mission "To provide exceptional care, without exception, every patient, every time" without their skills, commitment and dedication.
Many of our volunteers are former employees, retired nurses or physicians, others are young adults attracted to our academic mission as they consider careers in healthcare, and still others return because we assisted their loved ones during a critical time. All share a common desire to give back to their community, while making a difference in others’ lives.
During National Volunteer Week (April 23-29), we're proud to recognize our volunteers' important role in improving our patients' care experience and we thank them for their selfless service and contributions to the MIHS family.
Stephen A. Purves, FACHE
President & CEO
Maricopa Integrated Health System