Published on November 23, 2020

Clare Volunteers Purchase Wheelchair to Benefit Patients

Photo of some of MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare volunteers with the new wheelchair that they purchased for the Medical Center.

Patients of MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare will benefit from the support of the Medical Center’s volunteers with the recent purchase of a new Stryker wheelchair. Left: Caylyn Boadway, executive assistant, volunteer coordinator; Sandy Wolfe, volunteer, and Shirley Conn, volunteer.

Patients of MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare will benefit from the support of the Medical Center’s volunteers with the recent purchase of a new Stryker wheelchair.

Caylyn Boadway, volunteer coordinator, says she is grateful for the work done by all the volunteers, especially during these extraordinary times. “The volunteer is normally the first person our patients meet at the front door and they know wheelchairs are needed 90 percent of the time for the safety of our patients,” said Boadway. “The volunteers took the opportunity to help us fill a need and we are very appreciative.”

The Clare volunteer groups has nearly 35 volunteers that serve across the Medical Center. “No matter where you go in our Medical Center, the volunteers are there, giving their time, expertise, and devotion to all they encounter,” continued Boadway. “Our volunteers have many unique experiences, but one thing is the same no matter where you go, they share a common interest in helping others.”

On behalf of the MidMichigan Health Foundation, Becky Church, development director, thanked the volunteers at their October meeting. “We are extremely grateful to our volunteers and the impact they have on our patients and visitors. We are thankful for their generous donation and their desire to give to others,” said Church.

The volunteers of MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare give time to the organization and participate in many notable projects, including organizing book sales, employee logo sales, and staffing the reception area for outpatient surgeries. In addition, volunteers raise funds through the Medical Center’s Gift Shop, jewelry sales, and other special projects to purchase non-budgeted items requested by departments as funds allow.

Those interested in learning more about the volunteer service program at the Medical Center in Clare may contact Boadway at (989) 802 -5102.