Your generosity makes a significant difference in Waldo County Healthcare, Inc’s ability to fulfill its primary mission: to be the BEST -Better~ Empathy~Service~Teamwork. There are a variety of ways to contribute to the hospital, to home health and hospice, or to the health centers.
Your donation may be designated to:
Memorial Giving A Memorial Gift is a very thoughtful way to pay lasting tribute to a loved one, friend or relative who has passed away. Their name is permanently recorded in the Book of Memory located in the hospital chapel. Your kind gesture also comforts the family at this difficult time, a gesture that helps the lives of others by supporting the health services of a community hospital. A gift can be made to a specific department of Waldo County General Hospital, to the Nursing Scholarship Fund, to the Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, to Belfast Public Health Nursing Association, to Waldo County Home Health & Hospice or to one of the rural health centers. All are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations. Please include the donor’s name(s) and address, the person’s name the gift is in memory of, the designated department to receive the gift, and the relative’s name and address who should receive notification of the gift. Or contact us for a Memorial Giving brochure. If donations received reach the $1,000-level, an engraved brass memorial plate is added to our recognition plaque in the hospital lobby.
Honor Giving A popular method of honoring an individual’s birthday or the holiday season is to contribute to the hospital, home health and hospice, or a health center in honor of an individual knowing that such a gift will help others in need. Gifts are acknowledged.
Waldo County General Hospital is fortunate to be part of a vibrant, caring community, volunteering time, energy, and financial resources in so many ways.
Our volunteers are people with a desire to help others, a professional attitude and a willingness to learn new things. Waldo County General Hospital’s volunteer program welcomes men and women over the age of 18. Most volunteers donate 4-6 hours a day once or twice a month. Lunch is provided to each volunteer working at least four hours in a day.
To become a volunteer or to join the Hospital Aid, our auxiliary group, please call Community Relations for an application, 207-930-6739, give your name and address or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A membership fee of $15 per year is required to join the Hospital Aid, which assures that you are notified of all Aid events and receive the hospital’s newsletter.
Once your completed application is received, your references will be checked, a background screening will be done, and you will be scheduled for an interview with the Community Relations Coordinator. A packet of information about the Aid and the opportunities for volunteers will be given to you. If you desire to work in the hospital, you are scheduled to attend a mandatory inservice training session (MID) which familiarizes you with the safety, infection control and confidentiality policies and procedures at the hospital. You are also required to have a PPD (test for tuberculosis) and sign documentation concerning your history of mumps, rubella (German measles) and rubeola (measles). After your MID is completed, a committee chairperson will contact you about volunteering in the areas that you have chosen and will provide a tour of the hospital, a name tag, a volunteer jacket and job training. If you only work on events outside of the hospital, you do not have to undergo training.
While volunteers offer their services free of charge to WCGH, they do receive many benefits. They have a chance to learn new skills while making new friends and developing new interests. Volunteers who work in the hospital also receive a free flu shot. The Aid has monthly membership meetings from September-May with a featured speaker from the hospital staff or community on a healthcare topic, which is very educational. Some meetings are purely for fun such as an auction, a recognition coffee and an annual meeting where members receive an award for reaching a milestone of volunteer hours.