September 30, 2014 (Sonora, CA) — Sonora Regional Medical Center’s Hospice of the Sierra is offering training for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The orientation and training session will occur on October 23, 2014 from 1 to 5pm in Sonora. Volunteers will learn how to provide support and respite care for patients and families. There are volunteer opportunities to support people in their grief journey, or to provide clerical support in the office.
“Our volunteers are an important part of the hospice team,” says Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Shauna Burrow. “They can find gratifying and stimulating work with patients and families going through a difficult time in their lives.”
For more information and to register for the training, please call Shauna at 209-536-5685.
About Sonora Regional Medical Center
Sonora Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit 152-bed health care facility including 72 acute beds, 12 swing beds, 68 skilled nursing beds and a large network of clinics, owned and operated by Adventist Health/Roseville, California. In addition to emergency and acute care services, other Sonora Regional Medical Center services include advanced cardiac care, cancer center, diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice, intensive care, obstetrics, rural health, surgical services, wellness center, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen, and over 20 primary care, urgent care and specialty clinics. The Medical Center provided care for a total of 4,500 admissions, 528 deliveries, 22,994 emergency department visits, 288,542 outpatient visits and 37,225 home care visits in 2012. Staffed by over 165 physicians, 1,260 employees, and 175 volunteers, Sonora Regional Medical Center is the largest private employer in Tuolumne County. To find a physician in the area, contact the Physician Referral Line at (209) 536-3344.
For more information about the Medical Center visit www.sonoramedicalcenter.org.
About Adventist Health
Sonora Regional Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 180 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit www.AdventistHealth.org for more information.