Joy Clem
Volunteer, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton, California

Joy Clem has been a hospital volunteer for nearly 8 years and has served over 7,800 hours during that time, over 1,100 hours per year! She retired from Stockton Unified School District after twenty years of employment.   After traveling for several years, she joined the Volunteer Auxiliary at Stockton’s St.

Joseph’s Medical Center in 2006.  Soon thereafter she became the Service Chairman for the Surgery Information Desk and New Member Representative on the Auxiliary Leadership Council.    At the request of hospital staff, Joy created and implemented a second information desk for patients and families arriving for surgery.  She is now the Volunteer Service Leader for Surgical Services, including both information desks.  Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center has recognized  Joy with two Values in Action Awards.  In 2012 Joy was awarded the San Joaquin County United Way’s Power of One Community Star Award for “Making a Difference”. As a Volunteer Auxiliary leader, she was directly involved, along with the Leadership Council, in the decision to transition the Auxiliary organization.  She was consulted consistently regarding the implementation plan and assisted in its rollout.