Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Volunteers Auxiliary Donates More Than 33,000 Hours in 2007

In 2007, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine volunteers donated 33,442 hours or the equivalent of 16 full-time employees whose time equates to $437,184. 

"I am honored to work along side a group of people whose values perfectly align with this hospital and community," states Sally Wilson, Baylor Grapevine volunteer services manager. "They worked tirelessly each and every day assisting the hospital employees, physicians, patients and families." 

The volunteer auxiliary consists of community members who donate their time throughout the hospital in numerous ways including, but not limited to, delivering flowers, distributing mail, operating the gift shop and assisting staff with transporting patients to and from their rooms. They also host many fundraising activities and coordinate special events throughout the year. The Caring Hearts volunteers, a subgroup of volunteer auxiliary, visit with patients and their families at Baylor Grapevine who are undergoing a cardiac procedure such as a cardiac catheterization or angioplasty. For more information on Baylor Grapevine's Volunteer Services, please contact Sally Wilson at 817-329-2665. 

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine is a 233-bed, full-service, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital, serving residents in more than 20 cities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The hospital offers advanced medical care for brain and spine conditions, cardiovascular care, intensive care, diagnostic imaging, women's services, neonatal intensive care, sleep disorders and emergency care. VHA, Inc. honored Baylor Grapevine with a 2007 leadership award for its care of patients with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and heart failure. This award honors health care organizations that have differentiated themselves around national performance standards. Doug Lawson serves as president of Baylor Grapevine. For fiscal year 2007, the faith-based Baylor Health Care System reported $390 million* in community benefit, which includes providing care for charity patients and patients enrolled in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the unreimbursed cost of medical education, research and community programs.

Contact: Susan Hall, 214- 820-1817
Email: susanh@baylorhealth.edu 

About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com