Volunteers with this program focus on helping our patients have a more comfortable hospital stay.
Volunteers visit patients weekly and respond to a wide variety of non-medical requests patients may have -- anything from information about hospital and community services, to serving as a witness for advance directives (usually referred to as a living will or power of attorney), or answering the question "How do I get a daily newspaper?"
Volunteers also contribute to providing an excellent patient experience during the patient’s stay by being aware of any patient concerns and informing staff of patient concerns.
To volunteer as a patient representative, contact Heidi Sullivan, manager of Volunteer Services.
Address: Box 2967, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710
Program location: Duke University Hospital