The Volunteer Services Department of the Community Health Center of Branch County (CHC) is very pleased to announce that long time volunteer, Pat Sampsel of Coldwater, was recently elected as the Legislative/Advocacy Director of the Michigan Association of Healthcare Advocates (MAHA) Board at the 61st Annual Meeting and Educational Institute held at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
In 2005, Pat started volunteering in the CHC Human Resources and Marketing departments doing clerical work. Later she started delivering mail to departments in the hospital and helping out in the Oncology department. Pat has served as Vice President, President for two years and is currently serving as Counselor of the CHC Volunteers Board. She has been on the By-laws/Policy Committee, Budget Committee, Nomination Committee and has served on several fund raising committees for the hospital. The Community Health Center is proud to have Pat as a volunteer and Legislative/Advocacy Director for MAHA. Pat served one year as Public Relations Chair on the MAHA Board.
The purpose of the Michigan Association Healthcare Advocates (MAHA) is to provide services, education, and leadership training to the MAHA membership in addition to providing support to the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA). This year 29,476 auxiliaries/volunteers donated 2,772,241 hours of service to their respective health care facilities. In addition, over $6,391,219.81 was raised to benefit Michigan hospitals.
For more information on volunteering at CHC, please contact Volunteer Services at (517) 279-5282.