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Arizona Heart Hospital offers teen volunteer program

Abrazo Health’s Arizona Heart Hospital is recruiting high school students to participate in its new summer volunteer program.

“Volunteering gives students a chance to help others and to make a difference in the day-to-day activities at Arizona Heart Hospital. It also enables students to receive hands-on experiences in the medical field,” said Steve Harris, president of Arizona Heart Hospital.

To be considered for the summer program, applications must be received in Volunteer Services by 4 p.m. March 19. Late applications will not be considered.

Students will volunteer a minimum of one four-hour shift for eight of the 10 weeks available between May 26 and Aug. 2 at Arizona Heart Hospital, 1930 E. Thomas Road. Applicants will be invited to an orientation session prior to volunteering.

Teen volunteers can help patients by escorting them to their destinations, providing water and ice as well as delivering and picking up meal trays.  They help change beds, make deliveries and maintain inventory in the nutrition centers and linen rooms.  They also can perform clerical duties.

With skilled physicians, state-of-the-art equipment and innovative techniques, Arizona Heart   identifies innovative solutions and utilizing research to attack and overcome heart and vascular disease.  Areas of specialty include cardiac ablations treatment for arrhythmia disease, structural heart disease treatments such as valve replacement surgery; and a Vascular Fellowship.

Arizona Heart Hospital has received several awards including recognition as one of Truven Top 50 hospitals for Heart Care and it ranked in the top 5 out of Tenet’s 80 hospitals for quality and growth.

For more information about volunteering, contact Honori DeReza, Arizona Heart Hospital Volunteer Services Coordinator at 602-532-2274 or hdereza@abrazohealth.com.