Area Hospitals Do More Than Heal
When we think of hospitals, we may not picture a happy team of employees working together to plan a community event or training for a fundraising 5k. With nearly 1,000 employees, Emory Johns Creek Hospital is not only a place for healing, within the four walls are friends who care deeply for their surrounding community. In this season of giving, we wanted to know more about how one of the city’s larger employers contributes to making us healthy and happy, outside the hospital.
What kind of community service is performed by employees outside the hospital?
Emory Johns Creek Hospital employees are dedicated to improving the health of residents in Johns Creek and surrounding communities. Many clinicians volunteer their time at events like the Johns Creek Chamber Expo, Forsyth Senior Expo, breast cancer awareness events and at our “Walk with a Doc” program. Our employees also educate community members about their current health status by offering free health screenings at our hospital’s annual 5K Scrub Run and Community Health Festival and women’s wellness event, Ladies’ Night Out.
Many of our doctors, nurses and senior leaders visit assisted living facilities and local employers, to provide “Lunch and Learn” sessions. These informational events inform our community about stroke and heart attack signs, cancer care, orthopedics, surgical services and more.
Tell us about a volunteer (or a group) from the community who donates time at your hospital.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital is fortunate to have more than 150 volunteers at our facility who are members of the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Auxiliary. From the emergency department, infusion center, women’s services or same day surgery, patients and staff alike see the incredible impact our volunteers make every day. When visitors enter the main lobby, they see two volunteers greeting them upon arrival. The volunteers help patients navigate the hospital and even use wheelchairs to personally assist them in getting to their appointments.
In addition to providing support for all departments of the hospital, the auxiliary hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to provide scholarships for students pursuing medical professions.
3. Tell us about three volunteer opportunities at the hospital where readers could donate their time and expertise.
Volunteers are an integral part of the care we provide at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Adults can submit an online application to serve as a volunteer and member of the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Auxiliary.
The following departments accept volunteers on a regular basis, subject to availability: Emergency Department, Laboratory, Medical Unit, Nutrition Services, Surgical Unit, and Women’s Services. Shifts range from weekday mornings, weekday afternoons, nights, as well as weekends.
Our hospital also desires volunteers to staff the following departments on weekday mornings and weekday afternoons only: Administration, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Infusion Center, Outpatient Surgery, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Radiology, Registration, Radiology Observation Care Unit, and Surgery Wait Room.
The hospitality department also uses volunteers for Birth Place Tours, Concierge Desk, Emergency Department Waiting Room, Gift Shop and Golf Cart Transport Team.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital also offers a “VolunTEEN” program every summer. Applicants must be 16 years of age by June 1, 2019, and a rising sophomore, junior or senior in high school. College students may also apply and are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. VolunTEENS must have an interest in healthcare, submit a completed application, immunization records (MMR, DPT & Varicella/Chicken Pox), complete two tuberculosis tests, and finish 8 hours of service per week for 5 weeks of the 6 week program. VolunTEENS must also be able to attend the mandatory hospital orientation.
Both applications for the adult and VolunTEEN programs are available at EmoryHealthcare.org/JohnsCreek.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, GA 30097