In a short video, Carmela Coyle, California Hospital Association (CHA) President & CEO updates volunteers and volunteer leadership on how the COVID-19 crisis has economically impacted hospitals and what CHA is doing to assist them.
Her video message also addresses a question that might be on a lot of minds: When can volunteers return to hospitals? Recognizing the integral role that hospital volunteers play, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when,” Coyle said. Your work is deeply missed by everyone — leadership, staff, patients, etc., — she said, but it’s not worth the risk. There remains some work to be done to restore Californians’ confidence in hospitals, but they can’t wait to welcome you back, she said.
Stay tuned — as each hospital is forming its own plan for resuming services and allowing volunteers to return. In the meantime, your questions and feedback are encouraged; please email them to [email protected].
“For some people, volunteering is about giving. But for the likes of you … it is a way of living.” – Unknown