Volunteer Programs

Ohio County Hospital offers a variety of volunteer programs that impact the lives of patients and families in our community.  The volunteer programs support Ohio County Hospital’s mission of helping patients have a positive experience during their hospital stay.

Hospital Auxiliary

The Ohio County Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1969 with the following purpose “to render service to Ohio County Hospital and its patients through ways approved or proposed by the Governing Board of the hospital and to promote health and well-being of the Ohio County community.”  

Since that time, the OCH Auxiliary has grown in size and strength, now averaging approximately 70 members. The Auxiliary supports the Hospital through activities ranging from hospitality service to patients and families to the organization of fund-raising efforts for hospital equipment and facility improvement. Most recently, the Auxiliary fundraising efforts have raised over $45,000 toward the remodeling of nine hospital rooms.  

OCH's Auxiliary members also provide operational support in the Angelic Gift Shop which is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Located in the front lobby, The Angelic Gift Shop  features a variety of unique gift items, jewelry, balloons, cards, candies, snacks, toys and personal items.

For more information about joining the Ohio County Hospital Auxiliary, please contact Cydnee Cook at 270-298-5434.

Hospice Volunteers

We all want the best care for our loved ones when they are sick. But when someone is dying, it’s hard to go it alone. That’s when Hospice volunteers can help. Hospice volunteers provide support services through sitting with patients, running errands for family members, supplying bake goods or even providing clerical service in the Hospice office.

For more information about becoming a Hospice Volunteer, contact Suzee Young, RN, Director of Hospice at 270-298-9507.

Chaplain Program

Chaplains help patients and their loved ones cope with spiritual and emotional challenges of illness or injury. Volunteer chaplains work as part of the healing team in conjunction with physicians, nurses and other caregivers to provide holistic support. The care volunteer chaplains provide listening and a compassionate presence. Spiritual support in the hospital is always respectful of the patient’s faith tradition and personal beliefs.

For more information about becoming a part of the Chaplain program, contact Elizabeth Cook, LSW, Ohio County Hospital Social Services at 270-298-5471.