Huntington Memorial Hospital has promoted Stacy Miller to director of volunteer
services, effective immediately. Miller previously served as supervisor
of the errand and escort volunteer program at the hospital. In her new
role she oversees all volunteer services, which includes 1,500 volunteers.
These volunteers represent one of the hospital's greatest assets,
donating over 100,000 hours of service per year.
“The most important part of my job is making sure the volunteers
know they are valued and appreciated,” said Miller. “The work
they do when they are here makes a big difference to our staff, our patients
and their families. We are so grateful that our volunteers have chosen
their community hospital as a way to give back to their community.”
At Huntington Hospital volunteers provide assistance to patients, families,
visitors and staff, and serve in every area of the hospital. In some areas
volunteers assist staff by performing non-technical tasks, assembling
patient charts, discharging patients, or taking specimens to the lab,
thereby freeing staff members to perform duties that require more specific
medical knowledge or skill. In other areas, volunteers may act as the
exclusive providers of certain services, answering phones, or staffing
an information desk. In all areas the commitment of volunteers is critical
to the successful completion of a wide range of duties.
Miller joined Huntington Hospital in 2001 as an administrative assistant
in volunteer services. In 2004 she was promoted to supervisor of the errand
and escort program, a position she held for the past 10 years. Miller
graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s
degree in sociology and a minor in marketing.