Indiana University Health North Hospital is seeking volunteer drivers for its patient shuttle that will begin operating in April. The shuttle, a covered eight-seat golf cart, will be used to transport hospital and Medical Office Building patients from the parking lot to the building entrances. Volunteers are needed to drive the shuttle Mondays through Fridays for three-hour shifts.
The patient shuttle program is the result of the first internal fundraising effort by the Office of Philanthropy, which was launched at IU Health North Hospital in July. IU Health North physicians and associates raised the funds internally to purchase the golf cart to provide the new patient transportation service. The selection of the Office of Philanthropy’s first initiative was determined through feedback received from the hospital’s patient family advisory council.
“We are extremely excited to implement the patient shuttle service as our first philanthropy funded program,” stated Tracy Miller, director of the Office of Philanthropy for IU Health North, Saxony and Tipton Hospitals. “Philanthropy supports our hospital’s mission of improving the health and wellness of our patients, families and community. We believe this shuttle program will advance that mission for all visitors.”
Individuals interested in volunteering to drive the patient shuttle must be at least 25 years old and have a valid Indiana driver’s license. In addition to driving the shuttle, other hospital volunteer opportunities are available. To learn more or to begin the volunteer application process, contact volunteer coordinator Ann Sawyer at 688-2927 or email@example.com.