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ORGANIZATION: Olmsted Medical Center

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Calling All Compassionate Hearts: Join Us as a Volunteer Patient Companion!

Step up, lend a helping hand, and become an integral part of our mission to provide exceptional care and support to patients and their families.

Role and Responsibilities: As a Volunteer Patient Companion, you will:

Share heartfelt conversations and offer a compassionate presence. Play games, read to patients, or simply offer an empathetic ear and soothing presence. Assist patients with non-medical tasks, such as helping them with meals, accompanying them on walks, or running errands within the hospital.

Benefits Await:

Develop essential skills in communication, empathy, and active listening. Gain a unique understanding of the healthcare system and the challenges patients face.

Connect with a diverse network of healthcare professionals, fellow volunteers, and individuals who share your passion for making a difference.

Requirements:

  • Genuine compassion and empathy for others
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliable commitment to volunteer shifts
  • Respect for patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Submit to background clearance, fingerprinting, TB test and yearly flu and COVID vaccinations.

Visit our website at olmmmed.org and complete the online application form. Volunteer Application (olmmed.org)

For inquiries or further information, reach out to us at volunteer@olmmed.org or call 507.292.7210.

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About Olmsted Medical Center

Location:

1650 4th Street SE, 210 9th Street SE, 5067 55th St NW, ROCHESTER, MN 55904, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission

The delivery of exceptional patient care focusing on caring, quality, safety, and service.

Our Vision

To be the healthcare provider of choice in our service area by leading in quality, access, and service.

Our Core Values

    • Our patients come first.
    • Every employee is a caregiver.
    • Our employees are the key to our success.
    • OMC is an active, contributing partner in the communities it serves.
    • We have a duty to position and prepare OMC for the future.

Description

Our History

  • Olmsted Medical Center began in 1949 in downtown Rochester as the solo practice of Harold Wente, MD.
  • Opened in 1955, the Olmsted Community Hospital ended its county affiliation and became part of Olmsted Medical Center in 1996. It is now called Olmsted Medical Center--Hospital.
  • In 2014, Olmsted Medical Center celebrates its 65th year of service to southeastern Minnesota.


What We Do

  • Olmsted Medical Center is an integrated community healthcare provider known for convenient, expert, and personal primary care.
  • Olmsted Medical Center offers more than 20 specialties.
  • A not-for-profit organization, Olmsted Medical Center cares for patients regardless of their ability to pay, and in 2013 made community contributions totaling $45,086,470 (27% of total operating expenses).

Where We Work

165 clinicians and 1,200 staff provide healthcare services at 18 locations:

  • two multi-specialty outpatient clinics
  • physical/occupational therapy and sports medicine facilities,
  • two walk-in FastCare retail clinics in Rochester’s Shopko stores,
  • one walk-in Skyway Clinic providing University of Minnesota--Rochester student health services and non-urgent retail care to the general public,
  • a Level IV trauma hospital licensed for 61 beds with a 24-hour emergency department and BirthCenter
  • and primary-care branch clinics in 10 southeastern Minnesota municipalities (Byron, Cannon Falls, Chatfield, Pine Island, Plainview, Preston, Spring Valley, St. Charles, Stewartville, and Wanamingo). OMC is the sole healthcare provider in eight of these communities.


How We Have Grown

Recent expansion includes:

  • current construction of a $28 million, 80,000-square-foot Women’s Health Pavilion addition to OMC’s hospital in southeast Rochester (projected to open late 2014)
  • new branch clinic facilities in Spring Valley (Jan. 2014) and Cannon Falls (August 2013)
  • a $3.3 million, 15,000-square-foot Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance facility in northwest Rochester (Dec. 2013)
  • OMC’s Skyway Clinic in downtown Rochester’s 318 Commons building (Sept. 2012),
  • a $20 million, 64,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in northwest Rochester (Oct. 2011).
  • Olmsted Medical Center is adding/expanding programs in telehealth, wound care, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, women's health, non-surgical cardiology, nuclear radiology, pain management, and sports medicine/athletic performance.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1650 4th Street SE, RochesterRochester, MN 55904

(44.01993,-92.44052)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are scheduled any time between 8am and 9pm, Monday through Friday. 2 to 3 hour shifts are the most popular.

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