Carol Hennis (Photo submitted)
Carol Hennis (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT — For many years, volunteers through the American Red Cross Hospital Program have faithfully served at Van Wert Health by sharing their time and compassion for the people and the community. The program in Van Wert was one of the very few remaining hospital-based programs with a dedicated team of Red Cross volunteers. In recent years, the program was led by lead volunteer, Carol Hennis.

Earlier this year, the American Red Cross made the decision to refocus their efforts in Van Wert County, and on Sept. 23, 2019, the American Red Cross formally sunsetted their hospital-based volunteer program and transitioned it to Van Wert Health. A new volunteer services program has been thoughtfully designed for the hospital under the direction of Erika Wise, Director of Volunteer Services at Van Wert Health.

Van Wert Health will be hosting a special reception to honor Carol Hennis and her years of dedicated leadership of the American Red Cross Hospital Program. The public is invited to this special event which will be on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 4-6 p.m. in Conference Room A of Van Wert Health (hospital), located at 1250 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio.

Volunteers are a vital part of the hospital’s mission to be the Best Community Hospital. If you are interested in volunteering at the hospital, please contact Erika Wise at 419-238-8878 or via email volunteer@vanwerthealth.org.