4,200 hours of service, the equivalent of $104,759- that is what teen volunteers donated to Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton, and Barrow in the 2018 fiscal year. In honor of these teens’ selfless donations, The Medical Center Auxiliary hosted an appreciation dinner in July at The Venue at Friendship Springs to thank them for their commitment and care to the hospitals.
Northeast Georgia Health System is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all that they do. Their team cares for more than 800,000 people across the region through their three hospitals, and with the help of the teen volunteers, Northeast Georgia is able to care for their patients even better.
Among those individually recognized for their hard work and giving nature were Ingrid Islas, a 2018 graduate of Gainesville High School and Sloane Sengson, a graduate of Johnson High School and current University of Georgia undergrad, as well as Khandaker Aquib and Yoana Cardenas for their wins in the creative writing and t-shirt design contests.
Ingrid began volunteering in 2016 and has since contributed over 330 hours of service; she was awarded the Andrew J. Dockery Teen Volunteer of the Year Award and received a scholarship from the Medical Center Auxiliary, which she plans to use when pursuing a degree in nursing this fall. Sloan Sengson has volunteered since 2015 and has contributed over 305 total hours of service and was also recognized with a scholarship.