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Outstanding Hospital Volunteers Featured on Public Advocacy Program Website

Hospital volunteers and their commitment to caring for patients, families and their communities are the focus of the CHA Public Advocacy Program’s outstanding hospital volunteers campaign. To help highlight volunteers and their contributions, the program’s Caring is our Calling website now features a number of outstanding hospital volunteers and their stories at As the stories indicate, some of California’s outstanding volunteers have given thousands of hours and many years of service to patients and their hospitals. In addition, they are training and leading the next generation of volunteers into service.

“Volunteers are vital to how hospitals care for patients,” said Louis Peltier, chair of the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Committee on Volunteer Services and a volunteer at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield. “They are caring individuals who provide a comforting smile, a caring hand and needed assistance when patients and their concerned families need it most.”

CHA’s Public Advocacy Program is dedicated to telling positive hospital stories, including the caring work of California’s nearly 100,000 volunteers. To nominate an outstanding hospital volunteer, go to