The Helping Hands program at Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Manchester was launched on October 4, 2017. The program goal is to organize staff to be out in the community helping other non-profit agencies, schools, and/or community members in need. The program seeks to make a difference in the lives of others while strengthening staff teams at RMC.
“Many employees and departments already volunteer their time in the community. RMC Helping Hands was rolled out to communicate efforts internally to get even more people excited about volunteerism,” said Charlie Button, RMC chief executive officer. “The goal is to give back to the communities we serve by not only providing exceptional health care but by supporting our communities – to volunteer for something we are passionate about.”
This hospital is committed to helping people live happier, healthier lives and a key part of good health starts with good nutrition. Recently, staff from the RMC Therapy Services Department served as volunteer grocers who helped unload food into patrons’ vehicles at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry. In December, surgical staff adopted local families in need and ensured they had gifts for Christmas and staff from the RMC specialty clinic and registration joined local senior citizens for bingo.
As a company of passionate caregivers, helping others is at the heart of RMC’s mission. That’s why employees volunteer their time, making local communities better places for all to live. “We know that in order to move health care forward, we must give back.” Button added.Share this story.