DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (March 12, 2019) – Ormond Beach residents Ken Houk and Teddy have been named the Joe Petrock Auxiliary Volunteers of the Month for March 2019 by the Halifax Health - Auxiliary.
Since becoming Halifax Health volunteers in February 2018, Houk and Teddy, have donated more than 668 hours of service. As members of the Halifax Health - Auxiliary Therapy Dog Team, Houk and Teddy visit with patients and participate in a variety of hospital activities and events.
"They respond whenever a text goes out. This team is outstanding and goes above and beyond what is required," says Halifax Health - Auxiliary Corresponding Secretary Tami Collins.
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 their 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.
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.