May 06, 2010
Richmond, VA, May 6, 2010 Chippenham Hospital announced it has awarded 23 individuals with the PRESIDENT'S CALL TO SERVICE AWARD for individuals who have completed 4,000 or more volunteer service hours over the course of their lifetime. In addition, 53 volunteers received the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service.
Established in 2003, these awards are available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.
Chippenham Hospital has a long history of volunteer service with more than 264 volunteers who perform community service each year. Chippenham volunteers work to meet the needs of the hospital community by serving as greeters, couriers, gift shop workers and discharge assistants. In addition, volunteers help with many administrative projects behind the scenes.
In his 2002 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush created the USA Freedom Corps and called on every American to make a lifelong commitment to volunteer service. The PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD recognizes individuals and families who have answered that call.
"Our Volunteers are a critical part of our hospital's day to day operations," said Maria Gilmore, Volunteer Services Manager, Chippenham Hospital. "Chippenham Hospital is proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award and we are very thankful for our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their lives."
The AWARD is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group created by President Bush to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making to our Nation. Chaired by two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrell Green, with former U.S. Senators Bob Dole and John Glenn as honorary co-chairs, the Council comprises leaders in government, media, entertainment, business, education, nonprofits and volunteer service organizations, and community volunteering.
For more information about volunteering for Chippenham Hospital, please contact Maria Gilmore, Volunteer Services Manager at 323-8355.
For more information about how to qualify for the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD and to find out how to identify additional volunteer opportunities in this area, visit www.PresidentialServiceAwards.gov or call 1-866-545-5307.
About CJW Medical Center
CJW Medical Center has 758 beds on its two campuses. Chippenham Hospital, in the city of Richmond, offers a state-designated level III trauma center, the Levinson Heart Hospital and Tucker Pavilion; while Johnston-Willis Hospital, in Chesterfield County, offers the Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital and the Neuroscience & Gamma Knife Center. CJW Medical Center is a member of HCA Virginia Health System. www.CJWMedical.com
About HCA Virginia Health System Central Virginia Market
With 1,800 beds, more than 6,600 employees and 1,600 affiliated physicians, the Central Virginia team of HCA Virginia Health System is the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider and one of the largest private employers in Central Virginia. In Central Virginia, HCA Virginia Health System operates six hospitals along with freestanding surgery, imaging and family health centers. Our hospitals include Chippenham Hospital, Johnston-Willis Hospital, John Randolph Medical Center, Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Parham Doctors' Hospital and Retreat Doctors' Hospital. For more information or to select a physician, please contact 800-888-DOCS or visit www.HCAvirginia.com.