Our volunteers provide a wide range services that support and assist patients and their families in the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center and throughout the community. Volunteers manage and staff our gift shop, provide patient transporting and information services, deliver patient mail and provide a host of services for the Medical Center that might not otherwise be available.
Our volunteer programs include:
- The Ambassador Program. Established to provide a link between patients, visitors, families and staff, this program is staffed by our volunteers. Volunteers attend an intensive training program focusing on communications skills and procedures in the Emergency Department and Surgical Departments. They are then assigned to keep patients and families informed on the status of a patient's progress, facilitating the flow of information vital to the therapeutic process. The Ambassador Program is an excellent, innovative program impacting Patient/Family Education, Performance Improvement, Human Resources, Patient Rights, Leadership and, most of all, Continuum of Care. It consists of informed, uniformed, oriented, caring volunteers in the Emergency Department and Operating Room areas, providing a link between patients' families and their loved ones undergoing treatment within these units.
- Pastoral Care. The deep sense of faith in our patients and staff has led to the creation of highly effective Pastoral Care program. Utilizing skilled volunteers, local clergy and Medical Center Chaplains, this program offers our patients the opportunity to meet their spiritual needs on a daily basis.
- Junior Volunteer Program. Open to students age 14 and up, our junior volunteers are vital to the Medical Center, helping with everything from clerical, reception and gift shop duties to providing comfort care to patients on the nursing units. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors.
The volunteers at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center are very much appreciated but too few in number. Many of the patient support services at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center are provided through the generosity of community members who volunteer their time. They find they get back more than they give too. It is a great way to get involved, and the reward is a feeling of satisfaction, knowing that you have made a difference.
If you have a few hours a week to spare and would like to spend your time working in a warm and caring environment, then Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is the place for you.
For more information, call 631-654-7737 or apply online now to be a Volunteer or Junior Volunteer.
January 11, 2018
Long Island ...There's a Welcome Change in the Wind!
You may have seen or heard hints of the coming new branding initiative for Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
December 19, 2017
Bringing Joy to Local Families
BMHMC has participated in the Salvation Army USA Angel Tree Program
December 08, 2017
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center's Heartwarming Story, Jimmy Blake
Who wasn't touched to see the CBS news story, on our own Jimmy Blake
November 28, 2017
Achievements in Health Care & BMHMC's Honorees!
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Charles Rothberg & RN Natalie Radino