The iVolunteer Program at Mary Washington Healthcare was established in
2012 to support volunteerism through promotion of community collaborations,
coordinate and raise awareness of current Community Benefit and other
volunteer projects, as well as recognize outstanding commitment to Community
Benefit and Community Service among Mary Washington Healthcare’s
Physicians and Associates.
Eighteen MWHC Associates were nominated and/or selected to serve on the
iVolunteer Council. The Council is charged with developing the processes
for the new program as well as the ongoing management of the individual
components, such as awards and recognition, outreach to community organizations
interested in partnering with Mary Washington Healthcare, and selection
of programs to receive the iVolunteer mini-grants. Council members agree
to serve a two-year term. The 2012 iVolunteer Council is:
JoEllen Armstrong, Chair
- Jennifer Brown, Vice-Chair
- Mary Ann Batsche
- Jamia Crockett
- Lynette Duboski
- Mark Howard
- Lana King
- Amy Lamb
- Gail Metts
- Melody Newton
- Gail Ozura
- Darla Parsons
- Ray Regan
- Jennifer Reynolds
- Rachel Anne Richard
- Christina Skinner
- Kim Smart
- Raquel Woodward
- Senior leaders include: Kathy Wall and Phil Brown
MWHC Associates and Physicians – Volunteers in Action
Whether it be through their time or money, Mary Washington Healthcare Physicians
and Associates are looking for ways to help those in need of both health-related
conditions as well as other social services or general community improvement
activities. In May, Mary Washington Healthcare asked their Associates
and Physicians where they volunteer at the Mary Washington Hospital and
Stafford Hospital BBQs. A sample of volunteer activities include: Alzheimer’s
Walk, Central Virginia’s National MS Society Chapter, Rappahannock
Area Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Home Society of Virginia, Fredericksburg’s
Parks & Recreation Coach, Cocker Rescue, The Doctor Yum Project, Fredericksburg
Academy, Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church, Germanna Community College,
Girl Scout Leaders, Guadalupe Free Clinic, AHA Heart Chase, Hope House,
Livestrong, LUCHA Ministries, March of Dimes, Micah Ministries, Lloyd
Moss Free Clinic, Relay for Life, Salem Baptist Church, SPCA, Rappahannock
Area United Way, Wilderness Community Church, various health-related screenings
and educational forums and many others!
In addition to volunteering for individual organizations or activities,
Mary Washington Healthcare Physicians and Associates find every opportunity
to make a collective difference in our community. Whether it be the Endoscopy
Department’s donation of 20 pounds of food to the Fredericksburg
Area Food Bank or the donation of enough goods to fill 781 Easter Baskets
for needy children in our communities, Mary Washington Healthcare will
come together to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable
in our area. Below are a few highlights of such efforts:
Relay for Life
Three teams made up of Mary Washington Healthcare Associates raised more
than $18,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.
Examples of some projects organized to raise monies and awareness include:
- The Radiation Oncology Department hosted a Free Easter Egg Hunt with a
bake sale, moon bounce, food and crafts at the YMCA on Smith Station Road.
They collected voluntary donations during the event.
- The Human Resources Department donated goods for a Basket Raffle to benefit
the American Cancer Society.
MS Walk 2012
The System Development, Public Relations & Marketing Departments, Kids
Station and the Jazzman Café volunteered over 100 hours to help
organize, fundraise and participate in the 2012 MS Walk in Fredericksburg.
More than $XXXX were raised for the local chapter?
Make Miracles Happen Collection Drive 2012
The Human Resources Department organized a system-wide collection of clothing,
personal hygiene products and other household products on the wish lists
of The Hope House, Thurman Brisbane Center, A Women’s Place and
Micah Ecumenical Ministries Center in May.
Operation Medicine Cabinet
In collaboration with Partner’s in Aging, Local Law Enforcement and
the Drug Enforcement Administration, Mary Washington Healthcare collected
a total of 839 pounds of unused or expired medications and 295 pounds
of sharps (needles, etc.). There were three collection sites for this
one day activity that helped reduce the risk of having unused/expired
medications in our homes and environment.
If you are interested in learning more about the iVolunteer Council, please
contact the Office of Community Benefit at (540) 741-2112.