MHA Celebrates its Outstanding Volunteers

The smile that greets you at the door, a helping hand in the Breast Screening Centre, a cheerful presence as you browse the gift shop; all of these and many, many more are the faces of the MHA volunteers – many faces, many caring jobs and many caring souls.

There are in excess of 112 volunteers who generously give of their time, skill, energy and kindness to patients, families and staff of the MHA.  This past year, volunteers of the MHA contributed a combined total of 16,275 hours to the two sites.  The contributions of volunteers at MHA are far reaching and their heartfelt desire to make a positive difference in the lives of all those we serve are appreciated.  Volunteers work in almost every department throughout the two sites.  Their ages span from 14 to 90+ years.

“What they do is extraordinary”, stated Ken Williams MHA Board Chair.

“Our volunteers’ contributions are vast and diverse,” said Todd Stepanuik, MHA President & CEO.  “Volunteers are an essential part of our MHA family and we are indebted to them for their unwavering commitment and selfless devotion.  Their nurturing spirit energy and positive impact are invaluable contributors to making MHA great!”

“Volunteering is very fulfilling for me,” said SMGH Volunteer Nancy Gough, “and the staff are very friendly and appreciative of the Volunteers”.

Betty Jones, a long service volunteer at FCHS says “Volunteering is a great opportunity for me to give back to my community.  I also enjoy visiting with all the people”.

On Wednesday, April 9th at the SMGH site and April 10th at the FCHS site, the organization hosted the annual volunteer appreciation dinner to recognize the contributions of the volunteers.

If you are interested in joining the ever expanding volunteer team at either the SMGH site or the FCHS site please contact:  Meg Sattin, MHA Recruitment Officer, 519-245-5295, Ext. 5595 or email

About MHA:

The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) is comprised of two fully-accredited partner sites: Four Counties Health Services and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.

A progressive, team-oriented and technologically adept organization of excellence, the MHA is creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that a high level of service is provided while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.

Providing core acute primary and secondary hospital care, the MHA has also been recognized for establishing two notable Centres of Achievement (Orthopaedics and Diabetes Education Centre) that generate local and regional referrals.

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