Highline Medical Center Volunteers give from the heart
By Betty Rose Cortes
You don’t have to be a physician to care for those who need it most at Highline Medical Center. In fact, you don’t need any medical experience at all. If you have the desire to care for others and have the time to do so, you can join the devoted team of helping hands as one of Highline’s finest volunteers.
At the Day Surgery Center, everyone knows Sam Fenner. He is the older volunteer that helps patients around the 3rd floor Cedar wing of the hospital. You could never tell by his smile, contagious laugh or clever jokes that he is 82 years old and still kicking.
“I meet so many wonderful people here,” said the Tennessee native about his experience as a volunteer, “We get back so much more than we ever give.”
Originally from Butler, Tennessee, Sam served in the Navy, which brought him to Washington State. Shortly after, he met his wife, Geri, in Seattle, then worked at Boeing for nearly 39 years before retirement.
“I started because my wife saw an ad in the newspaper and thought I would be good at it,” he said.More ›