Kingwood Medical Center recently highlighted resident Brenda Genter, one of its volunteers at the hospital’s day surgery center.
Genter, who has been a volunteer at Kingwood for the last five years, assists patients with check in and helps to keep families updated on the status of their family member who is undergoing outpatient surgery.
“I love volunteering in a department with such competent, caring and compassionate nurses and physicians. I volunteer to give back to the community,” Genter said.
Genter, a native of Gulf Shores, Alabama, has been a resident of Kingwood intermittently over the last 24 years.
“Knowing that I can provide comfort to a family member who is stressed because their loved one is in surgery and recovery, keeps me coming back every week,” Genter said.
Kingwood’s director of imaging and volunteer services Jim Wall said no matter how much time volunteers give each day to the hospital; they still make a huge impact on patients and families.
“Most volunteers say there is nothing better than knowing they have helped someone in need,” said Wall. “It doesn’t matter if a volunteer commits to an hour or four hours, it makes a difference to the ones who are being helped.”
Kingwood Medical Center, which has been in the Houston area for more than 25 years, is a 373-bed acute care hospital.