Jody Bjerke, Volunteer Coordinator at Johnson Memorial Health Services, received the 2017 Presidents Award from the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers. Jody received the Award at their Annual Conference September 21 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The President’s Award is a special award presented to someone who has provided exemplary leadership to the organization. The award is selected and presented by the President of the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers.
“Jody has been instrumental in the successful transition of HCAM (Healthcare Auxiliaries of Minnesota) to the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers,” said Diane Damerow, President of the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers. “Jody served as its President for two years as the Association designed the new organization. She has also served as the SW District Chair before serving as President-Elect. As Past President Jody continues to serve and to guide the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers.”
As the Volunteer Coordinator at JMHS Jody plans, organizes, recruits, directs and evaluates all volunteer activities. She coordinates more than 110 Volunteers that work in the Thrift Shop, Meals on Wheels, Men’s coffee, Resident visitation, and various other activities that happen at JMHS, including some upcoming new volunteer opportunities with the construction of the new Care Center.
The Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers organization is the umbrella organization for all of the member hospitals and long-term care facilities in Minnesota. Its mission is to provide our members with opportunities to share ideas, develop leadership skills, and promote volunteer services that support Minnesota’s Healthcare Facilities.