Halifax Health Announces Joe Petrock Auxiliary Volunteers of the Month for April and May 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 14, 2018) – Basil “Buddy” Cook and Bill Alam have been named the Joe Petrock Auxiliary Volunteers of the Month for April and May 2018 by the Halifax Health - Auxiliary.

A Port Orange resident, Cook is the Volunteer of the Month for April 2018.  An Auxiliary member since 2009, he is a courtesy cart driver who begins his shift of picking up patients and employees starting at 4:30 a.m. at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach. 

“Buddy is truly appreciated for the service he provides.  He arrives early Monday mornings to pick up our guests who can’t quite climb the hill to our Fountain Building entrance.  He is a very special volunteer,” says Liz Dusz, president of the Halifax Health – Auxiliary.

Bill Alam of Daytona Beach is the Volunteer of the Month for May 2018.  Since 2014, Alam has volunteered in Halifax Health Medical Center’s Laundry and Linen Department.  He performs all of the department’s data entry duties and has recorded millions of pieces of linen throughout his time in the department.

“Bill has helped us develop new procedures to compile the data, saving us time and man hours in the process.  He comes in like clockwork.  He is not only a conscientious team member of our department but just a nice guy all around.  Our staff treats him like a member of the team,” says Clayton Heintz, laundry and linen coordinator for Halifax Health.  

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.  

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 II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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