Poffenbarger Named 2016 Halifax Health Volunteer of the Year

Pictured (L-R): Halifax Health – Auxiliary 1st Vice President Liz Dusz, Halifax Health – Auxiliary President W.G. Watts, Halifax Health Volunteer of the Year Juanita Poffenbarger, and Halifax Health – Foundation Executive Director Joe Petrock.

(December 29, 2016) – Juanita Poffenbarger of Ormond Beach has been named Halifax Health Volunteer of the Year for 2016. 

Poffenbarger has been a member of the Halifax Health – Auxiliary for 29 years, contributing more than 6,800 hours of service.  She currently volunteers two days per week in the Gift Shop performing customer service duties, helping to restock merchandise, and accurately and professionally entering sales transactions.  In addition, she is the lead buyer and merchandiser for the shop’s perfume products. 

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 – the only in-house healthcare apparel and accessory store in the Daytona Beach area.  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, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, 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 II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.