By Pat Dimond, Director of Volunteer Services

Where would BCH be without our extraordinary volunteers?

The BCH Foundation hosted a special luncheon on Feb. 15 recognizing the following people who were the recipients of the Leo Hill Extraordinary Volunteer Award and their guests. The award was established in 2005 by Leo Hill, a former hospital board member and donor, to recognize longevity in BCH volunteers.

Volunteers are eligible for the award after volunteering for 15 years or serving as a leader of one of the hospital boards (Board of Directors, Foundation Board of Trustees or Ambassadors' Leadership Council).

BCH volunteers are part of the fabric of our community hospital, giving warmth, smiles, information and help to patients every day.

This year we recognized the following volunteers:

  • Janet Axelrod - Knitter
  • Naomi Cole – Foothills Campus Gift Shop
  • Nicole deRaismes - Accounting
  • Mary Anne Eckert - Foothills Information Desk
  • Ericka Fowler - Former Ambassador Leadership Council
  • Jim Heinze - Patient Representative
  • Nancy Meise – Foothills Information Desk
  • Tom Metz - Former Board member and current PFAC member
  • Jan Moore - Knitter
  • Nina Nakayama - Knitter
  • Peggy Newcomb - Seamstress
  • Mary Stoops - Pet Therapy

We are fortunate that there are so many individuals interested in volunteering at Boulder Community Health. We have a diverse, trained group of individuals, men and women ages 14 to 90 who selflessly devote thousands of hours each year to support the hospital staff and our patients and families.

Whether helping people find their appointments, providing input on the strategic direction of BCH, or assisting visitors with the Patient Kiosk, BCH volunteers make a difference in the lives of our patients by providing a special human connection that often eases the stress for patients and families going through difficult times.

Thank You, Volunteers!

If you or someone you know is interesting in volunteer opportunities at BCH, email volunteers@bch.org or call 303-415-7800 to learn more about joining our team.