Gritman’s Vibrant Volunteer Program

Learn More About Gritman’s Volunteer Program

We’re fortunate to have a robust volunteer program here at Gritman Medical Center. Led by Shelley McGregor, our hundreds of volunteers are deployed throughout the hospital and clinic system to support our clinical teams in the care of patients.

Shelley mcgregor, volunteer services coordinator

Shelley McGregor, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Volunteers at a Glance

Number of Volunteers: 259 in the past 12 months

Patient Care Volunteers and Interns Support the Following:

  • Medical Surgical Unit
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Infusion Services
  • Emergency Department
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Same-Day Surgery
  • Family Birth Center
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Wound Care Center
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary Care Clinics

Additional Department Volunteers Support the Following:

  • Bertie’s Gift Shop
  • Medical Records
  • Materials
  • Admitting
  • Information Systems
  • Speech Therapy
  • Engineering
  • Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes
  • Occupational Health
  • Education

Number of Volunteer Chaplains: 12 (on call 24 hours a day)

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Together, the Chaplains have provided more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time in support of patients and staff.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

  • Senior Projects: High school students from communities across the region have been invited to Gritman to take part in senior class projects.
  • College Student Partnerships: Students at Washington State University and the University of Idaho both volunteer as well as participate in networking and community events throughout the year.
  • Auxiliary and Community Support: Volunteers have provided countless stuffed animals, blankets, comfort kits, surgery caps, baby blankets and knitted hats for our patients.
Pictured at top: Genesee High Senior Maxine English made 50 tie-fleece blankets as part of her high school senior project, delivering them to Gritman Infusion Services and Palouse Oncology patients to wear during and after their treatments.

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