Registered nurse Julie Lubman has worked at Carroll Hospital for a decade. “I love working here because of the friendly and welcoming atmosphere,” she says. “The people that I work with are amazing, and I consider them to be my work family. I haven’t found this exceptional level of teamwork and camaraderie at any other hospital that I have worked at previously.”
During my sophomore year at Winters Mill High School, I’d heard about the opportunity to become a junior volunteer at Carroll Hospital. At first glance, I assumed that volunteer work would focus around nursing and other work typically done in the health care field. This assumption was very far off.
With the need for more specialized and coordinated care for hospitalized patients today, hospitalists and intensivists are changing the way patients are cared for in the hospital setting. Mark Olszyk, M.D., vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, explains how these providers coordinate your care at the hospital.
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.