Delta County Memorial Hospital Volunteers
Pink Ladies and Red Barons
At Delta County Memorial Hospital we welcome anyone wanting to share their time, knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for helping others. In 1976 the hospital volunteers were organized by 22 women who felt the need to give back to the community, today our volunteers consist of over 75 women and men who donate their times in multiple areas of the hospital.
It takes many skills and a variety of departments for DCMH to be successful. Our volunteers play a huge role when it comes to our service, compassion, and operations. Volunteering is not only an opportunity to give back to the community, but it is also good for your health and longevity. By volunteering you have an opportunity to help staff and patients as well as yourself.
Volunteers are always needed and applications may be picked up at the Visitor Desk in the main lobby of the hospital.
In partnership with area clergy, Delta County Memorial Hospital has created an on-call Chaplain program. This hospital is dedicated to providing the community with consistently high-quality health care, we also felt it is important to offer spiritual care as a valued added service.
Volunteer Chaplains have a weekly call rotation and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service is available to patients and family members.
The goal is to first contact the patient’s own clergy or pastor if the need arises; if they are not available then the Chaplain on-call will be contacted. If you wish for pastoral care and do not have someone available, please tell your nurse or contact the case managers at 970. 874.2253.
During a time of illness, patients often feel frightened, discouraged, bewildered or emotionally drained.
In patients’ hearts they may be troubled and asking:
- “Why is this happening to me?”
- “Where is God in all of this pain and suffering?”
- “What can I hope for now?”
- “Who can I turn to?”
Volunteer Chaplains are available:
- To Listen
- To help sort out questions
- To assist in discovering sources of hope & strength
- To pray
- To offer support to patients and their family members