Volunteerism not only benefits the organization where you dedicate your time and talent, but your health as well. Studies have shown that volunteering increases mental health and function, improves physical and emotional health, and reduces stress.
Thirty years ago, a core group of individuals passionate about hospice care connected to create what would ultimately become Carroll Hospice. In this season of giving thanks, and in celebration of three decades of providing end-of-life care, we reflect on three things that have made us successful through the years:
In 2013, Carroll Hospital unveiled Vision 2020, a seven-year strategy to create a new model of care: one that focuses not only on delivering exceptional care for the sick, but also on helping community members get healthy and stay well. Now three years into the ambitious plan, we sat down with Helen W. Whitehead, chair of the hospital’s board of directors, to see how Carroll Hospital is transforming that Vision into a reality.
At 1 p.m. on October 1, 1961, Carroll County General Hospital opened its doors to the community. Less than seven hours later, according to a local newspaper, the first baby was born and three emergency cases were handled.