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Valuable lessons from volunteering at Mt. St. Mary's

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Fri, Mar 15th 2019 07:00 am
Volunteer Sarah Andres with Kadie Curry, director of the nursing services emergency department at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Volunteer Sarah Andres with Kadie Curry, director of the nursing services emergency department at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.

Niagara University student Sarah Andres wants to pursue a career in health care and give back to her community. This Lewiston native has learned many lessons since becoming a volunteer in the emergency department of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital.

“Volunteering in a hospital is a great opportunity to interact with patients and staff in a way that feels beneficial to both,” she said. “Whether you are filing paperwork or talking with a family member while they are waiting for information on their loved one, this is a rewarding service.”

Andres has gained real-life experience to help her decide where her career may take her while learning a valuable lesson. In her own words, “No matter the circumstance, servicing patients in need of care is the top priority.”

Sarah is the daughter of local physician Dr. Jerome Andres of Niagara Family Medicine.

For information on current volunteer openings at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, contact Christina Lapsley at 716-298-2144 or go to www.chsbuffalo.org/volunteer to apply.

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