Published on June 22, 2021

Volunteers in Midland Provide Support to Patients

Photo of the Heart and Vascular team holding iPads used for patient education.

iPads purchased for Heart and Vascular Center patients will be used to provide patient education.

Popcorn Service volunteers at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland have completed their pledge to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for the 2020-21 year. This year, the volunteers raised more then $4,900 selling popcorn to staff and visitors.

Funds raised were used to purchase items for the Pediatric Center for Rehabilitation and Health, including the PEAK Assessment, CaSL-2/OPUS testing kit and a sensory path, as well as iPads for Heart and Vascular Center and Infusion Center patients.

Ted Mudd, volunteer chairman of the service, has been involved with the Popcorn Service at the Medical Center for many years. “It’s wonderful that we are able to support different departments of the Medical Center and help enhance patient care and satisfaction through our popcorn sales,” he said. “It’s our way of helping to make a difference.”

Photo of the pediatric sensory path at the Pediatric Center

Sensory paths, like the one at the Pediatric Center for Rehabilitation and Health, offer colorful and creative activities for children to interact like.

The Popcorn Service volunteers pop and serve popcorn to those who happen by, as well as delivering popcorn throughout the campus of the Medical Center in their recognizable wagon. Sales have helped purchase equipment and enhance services provided to patients in several departments.

Those who are interested in information about volunteer opportunities at the Medical Center may contact Diana Brookens, volunteer manager, at (989) 839-3340 or visit www.midmichigan.org/volunteers.

Those who would like to learn more about the MidMichigan Health Foundation may visit www.midmichigan.org/foundation.