bankHometown and the bankHometown Foundation have donated $6,000 in support of Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) 2018 Junior Volunteer Program at Day Kimball Hospital.
The sponsorship funds will support Day Kimball’s highly-competitive Junior Volunteer Program, available to just 60 area high school students for seven weeks during the summer months. Junior volunteers have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into a possible future career in healthcare while also providing valuable service to the community. Junior volunteers contributed 3,790 hours of volunteer service across 11 departments at Day Kimball Hospital last summer.
“We are extremely grateful for this opportunity and excited to be partnering with bankHometown in support of one of the hospital’s most valuable and long-standing community service programs,” said DKH Director of Development Kristen Willis. “It has become increasingly challenging to provide adequate resources for important programs such as this while fulfilling our primary duty and responsibility to provide high quality acute, clinical, and emergent care to our patients. Having bankHometown’s support for this program will help us to continue to enrich lives while preparing the future workforce and citizens of northeast Connecticut.”
”This is a great opportunity to support Day Kimball and a program that will have ongoing impact on our community by instilling the value of volunteerism in the students. Volunteering in the communities we live and work is a cornerstone of our culture and mission and we pleased to support the sharing of this value with the future leaders of our communities,” said bankHometown President and CEO Michael D. Hewitt.
“Being a hospital volunteer adds a whole new dimension to a student’s life, allowing them to gain valuable experience while helping to serve their communities,” said Janet Johnson, DKH Volunteer Services Coordinator, who has been heading up the Junior Volunteer Program for the past 15 years. “We’re so grateful to bankHometown and the bankHometown Foundation for supporting our Junior Volunteer Program. The impact that volunteer service has, not only on the continued success of the hospital but on the lives of our young volunteers, is immeasurable.”
DKH’s Junior Volunteer Program, now accepting applications for summer 2018, provides students with opportunities to learn valuable lessons in volunteerism and social responsibility, and exposes students to firsthand administrative and clinical experiences in a healthcare setting. Eligible candidates must have graduated ninth grade before entering the program, and must be between 14 and 18 years old. Learn more at daykimball.org/volunteer.
Pictured at top, left to right: DKH Volunteer Services Coordinator Janet Johnson, DKH VP of Human Resources Jeffrey Corrigan, DKH President and CEO Anne Diamond, with bankHometown Board Director and DKH Board Director Peter Deary, bankHometown VP-CRA Michael Roy, bankHometown President and CEO Michael Hewitt, bankHometown VP Branch Administration Jo-Ann Chenail, and DKH Director of Development Kristen Willis at a $6,000 check presentation in support of DKH’s Junior Volunteer Program, on January 10 at Day Kimball Hospital.