Congratulations to our 2017 AzSVAH Board

Rene Batson, President
Volunteer Services Manager with Mountain Vista Medical Center

Liz Hyatt, President Elect
Systems Director Volunteer Services, Honor Health Scottsdale

Ava Standford, Immediate Past President (Now retired)
Systems Director Volunteer Services and Auxiliary, Honor Health Phoenix

Renee Bailey, Treasurer
Volunteer Supervisor, Honor Health- JC Lincoln Medical Center

Lori Mercer, Secretary
Senior Volunteer Coordinator, Chandler Regional Medical Center

Congratulations to Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Volunteer Programs for Receiving the Points of Light Certification! Way to go! pol_service-enterprise_congratsletter-dignity

Here is a description from Barb Farmer, Manager, Volunteer Services Department & Gift Shops at Chandler Regional & Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers about this certification:

An organization earning Service Enterprise certification has demonstrated effective and strategic engagement of volunteers.  As an SE, an organization demonstrates to its funders, staff, volunteers and community members that it both values and effectively engages volunteers to meet its mission.  16 nonprofits in Arizona were invited to attend a 6-month training session which provided an assessment of our current practices (through a survey of our leadership, our volunteers and our staff).  We then attended education sessions and put together an action plan. Once our plan was complete, the certifiers came to the hospital for a 5-hour intensive evaluation.  We showed them all of the programs we had implemented from orientation to exit interviews and we were notified that we passed the certification. We are one of three hospitals in the country, the only hospital in Arizona and the only hospital in Dignity Health to achieve this standard.

What it means to our program is that we are considered to have a “gold standard” volunteer program.