CHA News Article

CHA Member Wins Hospital Volunteer Excellence Award

Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside was honored this week with a Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) by the American Hospital Association at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Established to help hospitals attract and retain volunteers, AHA’s HAVE program recognizes the outstanding contributions of organized volunteer programs. Tri-City was recognized specifically for its “Tails on the Trails Walk-a-Thon” fundraising programs.

In addition to acknowledging the value of volunteerism to individual lives and institutions, the awards program is designed to:

  • Encourage service that greatly exceeds expectations as a result of innovation, creativity and leadership
  • Promote visibility and goodwill toward the hospital or health care system
  • Increase allegiance and collegiality among volunteers
  • Promote collaboration among provider organizations and community service organizations that addresses the issues of managed collaboration and instructs volunteers on how to improve the quality of life in the community they serve.