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September Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Haggard

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Volunteers enhance the care provided to patients at Campbell County Health in many different ways. This new feature will highlight one of our CCH volunteers and the important contributions they make to the organization and the community.

Amanda Haggard came to Gillette a little over a year ago from Texas. She had an interest in healthcare, especially nursing, and her husband suggested she check out volunteering at the hospital. After visiting with then volunteer coordinator Michele Ridgeway about her interests, Amanda was placed with Pre-Anesthesia Testing (PAT) Coordinator Donna Torres. Donna’s job involves a lot of time out of her office, picking up and delivering information for surgical patients. Amanda now helps with those tasks, putting packets together, delivering information to Patient Access and Surgery and checking in with patients who are waiting to see the PAT nurse.

Amanda’s contributions became even more important when Donna’s husband Bryan was experiencing significant health issues, culminating his receiving in a liver transplant earlier this year. According to Donna, Amanda was invaluable in helping keep the PAT office running smoothly while she was out of the office caring for her husband. Donna says that having Amanda’s help is a huge timesaver because she is so self-motivated and knows the routine so well.

Amanda volunteers three to four days a week and works at a small table in the PAT office when she’s not running around picking up and delivering documents. She really enjoys meeting people and learning about the different roles available in healthcare. Amanda and her husband have four daughters—ages 19, 15, 13 and 11—so she certainly has no shortage of chores at home.

Amanda embodies the spirit of volunteerism—giving her time for the opportunity to help others. Thank you Amanda, for all that you do for CCH and this community. If you're interested in learning more about volunteering with CCH, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Buxton at 307.688.1536 or visitwww.cchwyo.org/volunteers.