Jane Perkins has been named Volunteer of the Year for 2012-13 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle. Perkins began volunteering at Baptist Golden Triangle in February 2008 and has accumulated more than 1,900 hours of service with the BMH-GT Auxiliary.
She currently serves as a member of the Auxiliary Board as assistant treasurer and recording secretary and is also a member of the Auxiliary’s telephone committee. As Gift Shop substitute, she covers when volunteers are out.
“Always willing to help, Jane has recently taken on other tasks to generate more Gift Shop sales, which include creating collegiate and other themed door wreaths, candy cups and vases and also balloon arrangements,” explained Cathy Johnson, volunteer coordinator.
“But her volunteering does not stop there. Jane also works at the front desk once a week, providing information and direction to family members and visitors with a warm and friendly smile – and, she also helps deliver newspapers to patients, Johnson added.
“With a heart for service, she is dedicated to helping the hospital’s auxiliary in any way that is needed. Jane is truly an outstanding, extraordinary volunteer, providing service that is always above and beyond,” Johnson said.
With 328 beds, Baptist Golden Triangle is the largest regional hospital affiliated with the Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care system. With physicians and surgeons representing almost every medical specialty practicing at the hospital, Baptist Golden Triangle offers a wide range of comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages.
The hospital offers a variety of services to the community, including the BMH-GT Cancer Center, Baptist Behavioral Health Care for those with behavioral and mental health problems, an emergency room with 24-hour ambulance service, an extensive rehabilitation department, and educational programs. Baptist Golden Triangle employs more than 1,000 health care professionals.