VAIL — The Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps recently held its annual board of directors’ installation at Vista Restaurant in Arrowhead. The event brought together board members and volunteers to honor the Volunteer Corps’ mission of “supporting the highest level of compassionate patient-centered care at Vail Valley Medical Center facilities.”
Debby Jasper, president of the Volunteer Corps board, thanked the volunteers and board members for their outstanding contributions during the past year. She applauded their efforts with volunteer recruitment, profitable fundraising events, increased sales in the medical center gift shop and community outreach assistance.
“Our vision statement to provide a meaningful volunteer experience and to be recognized as the best volunteer opportunity in our community defines the success of the VVMC Volunteer Corps,” Jasper said.
Newly installed board
The newly installed board of directors includes Debby Jasper, president; Nancy Berg, vice president; Gail Nash, recording secretary; Jacquie Landt, treasurer; Gail Weinnig, assistant treasurer; and Marcy Woodrow, corresponding secretary.
The Volunteer Corps presented a $50,000 donation to the hospital’s ThinkFirst program. The primary focus of ThinkFirst is to prevent brain and spinal injuries through a series of programs that educate young people about personal vulnerability and risk-taking, as well as providing programs for seniors to help with balance and injury prevention due to falls.
For more information or to become a volunteer, call VVMC’s volunteer coordinator, Erin Gersbach, at 970-479-5068 or visit www.VVMC.com/volunteer.
About VVMC Volunteer Corps
The Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps was founded in 1979 and has grown from 13 to more than 200 members. The Volunteer Corps has become instrumental in assisting patients, guests and staff at Vail Valley Medical Center, Shaw Regional Cancer Center, Sonnenalp Breast Center and Beaver Creek Medical Center on a daily basis. Each year, the Volunteer Corps donates more than 10,000 service hours and $60,000 to Vail Valley Medical Center.