Stacy Greene,
Health Literacy Volunteer
"My favorite moments are when I have involved conversations with patients, when I really feel like I am helping them in some way.  The connection with the patients is the most satisfying thing."

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Volunteers Making News at NYM

Volunteer Participation Breaks Records at New York Methodist Hospital

Mark J. Mundy, president and CEO of New York Methodist Hospital

BROOKLYN, NY (May 3, 2012) – On April 26th, the New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) board of trustees, Hospital administration, staff and friends gathered with hundreds of NYM volunteers for the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony celebrated the contribution of NYM's 1,232 volunteers, a number breaking the previous year's record. All told, those volunteers gave almost 100,000 hours of their time to NYM in 2011, and over 40,000 of those hours were spent in direct contact with patients.

"Being a volunteer here goes above and beyond the call of duty," said Mark J. Mundy, president and CEO of NYM. "That you've chosen to dedicate yourselves to New York Methodist speaks to that inner core, to that sense of self, and to what life is all about."

Read the full press release here.

Santa(s) visit New York Methodist!

Patient Care Volunteer, Jamie Acevedo, helps distribute gifts on the inpatient pediatric unit.  The gifts were generously donated by Brooklyn Tabernacle Church.

Step by Step Volunteer, Mickey Schwartz, hands out gifts in the Outpatient Pediatric Clinic.  Mickey and his wife, Sheila, donated money to help fund the gifts that were distributed.

Cellist performs for hospital visitors and staff

On December 19, volunteer Brian Sanders gave an hour long concert in the hospital lobby.  Brian  received his Masters degree in music from Mannes College the New School for Music in New York City. He received his B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

Pre-Julliard Student Gives Concert

Recently, T.J. Tario, a 17-yearold classical pianist and composer from Oahu, Hawaii, graced NYM's lobby with a lunch-time concert.  T.J. is in the Pre-Julliard Program in New York City, and also a volunteer with the SPARKS of Life program.  T.J. performed pieces by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Chopin.

Record-Breaking Summer of Service at New York Methodist Hospital!

Summer College Internship
Out of 150 applicants, 70 premed, nursing and health administration college students were selected to participate in NYM's Summer College Health Career Internship. The majority of the students came from area schools and a small percentage came from universities in the surrounding states.  Each student committed to three 4-hour shifts a week in a patient care setting for the months of June, July and August.  Together they completed over 6,700 hours of service.

For pictures of our Summer College Program please click on the picture below.

Summer College Program

Summer High School Programs
A total of 54 high school students participated in summer volunteering opportunities through the 1199 Youth Mentoring, Summer Youth Employment, Best and Brightest, and Friends and Family programs.  Ranging in age from 13-19, the students served in office, patient care and engineering settings.  Throughout the months of July and August students committed to two to three days a week of service and together have given over 6, 000 hours of service. 

For pictures of our Summer High School Programs please click on the picture below.

Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner 2011

Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner 2011

The Volunteer Department honored all of New York Methodist's volunteers on April 28 at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. This year's theme, Volunteers: Touching Lives & Lifting Spirits, truly encapsulated the compassion and care the volunteers have brought to New York Methodist this past year.

See the video from our celebration and many of our volunteers in action. The lyrics, music and video were created by current NYM volunteers.

Click on photo to see pictures from the event.

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