Volunteer program celebrates 50 years of service

From a young age, Nancy Zimmerman, now manager of volunteer services at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, remembers looking forward to seeing the “ladies in the yellow dresses” when she would visit the hospital. Once known as “The Yellow Birds” for their yellow uniforms and cheerful attitudes, the volunteers — who now wear … Continue reading Volunteer program celebrates 50 years of service

Heart hospital volunteer collapses from heart attack, revived by cardiac medical staff

One moment Caring Hearts volunteer Norbert Schulz was standing. Then, he felt light-headed and couldn’t move his feet. As he crumbled to the floor, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital staff came running to start CPR. When he regained consciousness, Norbert saw the anxious faces of hospital people he knew. “I calmed way … Continue reading Heart hospital volunteer collapses from heart attack, revived by cardiac medical staff

Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns

When we think of premature babies, our first thought is not about what they will wear after they’re born. We think of incubators. We think of ventilators. We imagine what their tiny features might look like and perhaps our thoughts turn to the health challenges that can accompany a premature birth. Now, members of the Threads of Love foundation … Continue reading Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns

Platelet donor gives gifts to encourage more blood center donations

For Baylor Scott & White courier Ricky Smith, delivering donated blood and platelets gets personal. “When I’m carrying a box of donations into a hospital, I often wonder if my own platelets are inside,” he said. Ricky is among a handful of faithful “regulars” at the Scott & White Blood Center, where donors have the … Continue reading Platelet donor gives gifts to encourage more blood center donations

Hospital volunteers aid Texas tornado relief effort

In response to devastating storm damage across North Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health activated its Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) last week. The team of volunteers from Baylor Scott & White’s hospital emergency response teams included both clinical and non-clinical employees who spent time helping fellow colleagues impacted by the tornado. For more than two hours, a seven-person team of … Continue reading Hospital volunteers aid Texas tornado relief effort