DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (November 13, 2019) – Tami Collins of Daytona Beach has been named the Joe Petrock Auxiliary Volunteer of the Month for November 2019 by the Halifax Health-Auxiliary.
A member of the Halifax Health-Auxiliary since 2014, Collins has donated more than 5,262 hours of service as a member of the auxiliary’s therapy dog team. Collins and her therapy dog KC visit patients, staff and visitors throughout the hospital on a regular basis. She also coordinates many of the therapy dog team activities, including a recent meet and greet, as well as participation in parades and Halloween activities.
Collins also assists in Halifax Health Medical Center’s Stitch ‘N Knit Department where she sews patches on uniforms and pillows for patients. In addition, she has held leadership positions in the auxiliary, including second vice president and corresponding secretary.
“Tami is the volunteer that every organization would love to have on the roll. We are happy that she has chosen Halifax Health to dedicate her time,” says Halifax Health-Auxiliary President Cynthia Rose.
Along with the honor of being named Volunteer of the Month for November 2019, Collins 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.
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.