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Sue DeGolier and Janene Riedeman  | Published on 3/28/2018

Have you ever heard the definition of insanity that goes something like this . . . doing the same thing but expecting different results? The Administrators of Healthcare Volunteers (AHV) network will be trying a variety of different things this year in order to connect and share resources with folks who coordinate volunteer programs in health care settings. We hope you will join us! AHV is for volunteer leaders in any type of health care setting (acute care, long term care, hospice, rehabilitation, etc.) and from any geographic location.

“Let’s Talk Healthcare” Networking Session
Friday May 11, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Hennepin Health (formerly Hennepin County Medical Center – HCMC)

The format of this FREE networking session will be an informal discussion of current hot .topics and is an opportunity to ask questions and learn from your peers who work in a similar setting. The agenda will be determined by participants. We are trying a first thing in the morning meeting time, since it is often hard to get away once you are in the office. We are also working on the possibility of calling in. Topics that have already been suggested include:
• Recruitment – where to get skilled volunteers?
• Regulations – what does your organization do about fingerprinting, flu shots, initial/annual health screening?
• Onboarding, annual education – is anyone doing this electronically?
• What do you measure to demonstrate the impact of the volunteer program?
• Future AHV meetings – format, time, location, topics?

Hosted by Kelly O'Brien, Volunteer Coordinator at Hennepin. A call in option is available. Specific location, parking, and call in information will be available when you register for this event on the MAVA website.

“Do Volunteers in Healthcare Still Matter in 2018?”
Monday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration is $20 per person which includes breaks, lunch, and other speakers
St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, MN

Is the volunteer program in your organization relevant for 2018? In this workshop for volunteer coordinators, Sue DeGolier from the Administrators of Healthcare Volunteers (AHV) network of MAVA, will discuss what it means to be relevant. Attendees will consider their own volunteer program through the eyes of their various “customers” and gain ideas from one another.

This breakout session is part of the spring District D meeting for the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers (MAHV). The theme for the day is Planting Seeds of Service. There will also be a concurrent breakout session for gift shop coordinators, hosted by Deb Anderson, Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center of Brainerd.

Hosted by Linda Johnson, Volunteer Manager at St. Gabriel's Hospital, 815 2nd St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345. Phone: (320) 631-5432 E-mail: lindajohnson@catholichealth.net. Contact Linda for more information and to register.

We hope to see you at these events. Membership in MAVA or MAHV is not required to attend. We also look forward to hearing from you. Your suggestions will help us as we coordinate programing for the days ahead.

Your AHV Leadership Team,

Sue DeGolier
Director, Volunteer Services

Ridgeview Medical Center

500 S. Maple Street

Waconia, MN 55387

Office: (952) 442-2191, ext. 35594                             

Sue.degolier@ridgeviewmedical.org
Janene Riedeman
Director, Volunteer Services
St. Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Health System
1406 6th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN  56303
Office:  (320) 251-2700 ext. 54482
RiedemanJ@centracare.com