Donna Himes Named Joe Petrock Auxiliary Volunteer of the Month for June 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 10, 2019) – Donna Himes of Port Orange has been named the Joe Petrock Auxiliary Volunteer of the Month for June 2019 by the Halifax Health-Auxiliary.

A member of the Halifax Health-Auxiliary since 2017, Himes has donated more than 767 hours of service in Halifax Health Medical Center’s Stitch ‘N Knit Department, which makes pillows, knitted caps, booties and mittens for the hospital’s newborns and other patients.

“Donna is a conscientious and detailed worker that has taken on more and more responsibilities in the Stitch ‘N Knit Department over the past several months.  She also does extra sewing at home and will do anything that needs to be done in the sewing room,” says Dorothy Storey, chairperson for the Stitch ‘N Knit Department.

In addition to her Stitch ‘N Knit Department duties, Himes serves as the recording secretary for the Halifax Health-Auxiliary. 

Along with the honor of being named Volunteer of the Month for June 2019, Himes received a gift card and is a nominee for the auxiliary’s Volunteer of the Year award.  

Halifax Health-Auxiliary is a local charitable 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve the community through partnership with Halifax Health.  The auxiliary has been operating since 1932 and serves over 400 volunteer members contributing more than 80,000 hours annually.  Halifax Health-Auxiliary also assists with general fundraising efforts through its gift shop, sponsored sales and partnership with First Uniform – an in-house healthcare apparel and accessory store.  For information on volunteer opportunities at Halifax Health, call 386.425.4036 or visit halifaxhealth.org/volunteering.  

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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