January 22nd, 2008

Great River Friends is a community of donors and volunteers who support Great River Medical Center with their gifts of time, talent and treasure. It combines auxiliary members and volunteers, who share the same purpose:

• Encourage the community’s support of the hospital
• Provide financial support for hospital services
• Provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care
• Recruit and use volunteers that help patients, Klein Center elders, families and employees

Great River Friends’ membership drive is under way. Friends may donate their time, money or both to help support and improve hospital services. Through dues and fund-raising, Great River Friends disbursed $50,000 in 2007, including $10,000 in scholarships. It also funded these projects:

• Art for patient rooms, Obstetrics Unit, volunteer room
• Portable X-ray machine at Great River Hospice House
• Recliners for patient bays in Day Surgery
• Retail computer system for the Gift Shop

Any level of contribution is welcome. Potential adult and youth volunteers must complete an application and orientation. For more information, please call Great River Medical Center Volunteer Services at (319) 768-3340.