Griffin Hospital honored its volunteers for selflessly giving their time and talents to the hospital in 2023 at its Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner held at Sage in Derby recently.
A total of 116 hospital volunteers logged more than 21,350 hours last year while serving as ambassadors, candy stripers, bakers, shuttle drivers, soft touch therapy providers, writers of vital patient stories and many more roles that benefited hospital patients, visitors and staff.
“Our volunteers have gone above and beyond in making positive differences in the lives of Griffin Hospital’s patients and their loved ones, and fellow Griffin Health caregivers,” said Griffin Hospital Volunteer Program and Guest Relations Supervisor Kathy Browne. “Every day they make our community stronger by being actively involved at Griffin Hospital. But, just as important, they fulfill something in themselves – becoming better persons in making the world around us a better place.”
Griffin Hospital also awarded its annual $1,500 scholarship for high school volunteers going on to college next school year, and the $1,500 Hospital Elder Life Program Scholarship.
For 50 years, Griffin Hospital has awarded scholarships to community students pursuing advanced education. In order to qualify for these scholarships, the students must have volunteered over 100 hours at the hospital, been in high academic standing, have been accepted into an accredited college or university, demonstrated initiative and perseverance and possess exemplary moral character.
This winner of this year’s $1,500 scholarship is Ayesha Mohsin, of Derby High School, and Ariba Chaudhry, of Quinnipiac University, won the $1,500 Hospital Elder Life Program Scholarship.