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Thanks for working here Thursday: Chris Buxton, CCH Volunteer Services Coordinator

Thanks for working here Thursday: Chris Buxton, CCH Volunteer Services Coordinator

Campbell County Health is proud of its employees, and we want the CCH family and the Campbell County community to know about the good work that they do for this organization.

Allow us to introduce Chris Buxton, CCH Volunteer Services Coordinator in the Community Relations Department. Chris came to CCH a little under a year ago because she was looking for a meaningful way to fill a need in her community. Chris may be new to healthcare, but she is certainly no stranger to working with children. She has a childcare certification, and worked various clerical and assistant coordinator positions at the Campbell County School District, where some of you may recognize her from.

At Campbell County Health, there are more than 340 adult and youth volunteers, and Chris is responsible for all of these folks. Chris also helps arrange health care mentorships and internships for Campbell County high school students. Just so you know, from April 2016 to March 2017, adult and junior volunteers gave more than 13,000 hours of their valuable time to help the patients, residents and employees of CCH. CCH greatly appreciates the work our volunteers do throughout the organization.

Chris’ health care hero is a close friend and registered nurse who works on the Cottonwood Neighborhood at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center. “Pam is very committed to her people and the care they are given. I am amazed at how a person can put the needs of their residents above all else; I see this on the front lines of all the departments at CCH and behind the scenes with support staff.”

For fun, Chris enjoys painting and distress furniture, yard work, interior design and listening to music. She also enjoys spoiling her grandchildren when they are in town. We asked Chris what she likes most about working at CCH, and what excellence every day means to her. Check out her response:

“I like the people the most—the volunteers who contribute so much; the students excited about learning; the dedication of all of CCH’s staff and my supportive and knowledgeable coworkers. One of the best experiences I have had at CCH was in November when more than 150 volunteers came out to help the residents move from Pioneer Manor to The Legacy. The support and willingness of the volunteers on a daily basis is quite amazing.

Excellence every day means that I’m striving to do the best that I can for those who I come in contact with.”

Chris, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our volunteers. We are proud to have you on our team.

Did you know that April 23-29 is National Healthcare Volunteer Week? President Richard Nixon established this week in 1974 as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers and foster a culture of service. Our volunteers enhance the care we provide for our patients and residents in many ways. Whether they give their time for special projects during the year or volunteer several times per week, we truly appreciate their contributions to their community. There are many volunteer opportunities available, such as clerical support, administrative assistance, pastoral care/chaplains, childcare, hospital Gift Shoppe sales, The Legacy Country Store sales, hospice, Information Desk/Welcome Desk, music in the lobby, and the summer Junior Volunteer Program. Hours are flexible to meet the needs of the volunteer. If you have time to you’d like to give, call Chris at 307-688-1536. Visit www.cchwyo.org/volunteer for more information.

Is there a CCH employee who went the extra mile or shows you extraordinary service? Give them a pat on the back by completing an Excellence Everyday card.