At the recent fall conference of the Alabama Council of Hospital Auxiliaries, Katie Sorrells, a volunteer at Flowers Hospital, Dothan, was named the Alabama Hospital Association’s 2010 Outstanding Teenage Volunteer. The award is presented to someone who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to hospitals and the patients they serve.
“Katie is described by her hospital as someone who is always willing to serve and goes the extra mile to help those around her,” said Mike Horsley, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “Her dedication is evident by the fact that she has been volunteering at Flowers Hospital since she was 13 years old.”
Sorrells began her service at the hospital in 2005, and since that time has clocked approximately 850 volunteer hours. She was awarded the Volunteer of the Quarter in 2007 and the Teenage Volunteer of the Year in 2006. She was also appointed Teenage Volunteer Group Leader from 2005 to 2008 and received the Teenage Volunteer Scholarship in 2010.
“Words do not adequately describe the positive impact Katie Sorrells has on the patients and staff at Flowers Hospital, explained Dan Cumbie, chief nursing officer at Flowers Hospital. “Katie’s dedication to helping our patients, employees, and physicians serves as an example for others to follow.”
In addition to her honors at the hospital, Katie was also an honor student at Geneva County High School, where she maintained a 3.6 GPA, ranked in the top 10 of her class, and was voted “Best School Spirit.” She was an officer in the Future Farmers of America, a member of the varsity softball team, a student ambassador, and a school mascot. Sorrells currently attends Troy University, Troy.
The Alabama Hospital Association, based in Montgomery, is a statewide trade organization that represents more than 100 hospitals and numerous other health care providers in their efforts to provide quality health care.
About Flowers Hospital
Flowers Hospital has served the healthcare needs of the Wiregrass for over 50 years. The facility is not only an important resource for the Dothan community, it also serves as a major tertiary referral center for the Tri-State area of south Alabama, southwest Georgia, and northwest Florida.
By combining responsible personnel of approximately 1,200 employees, modern equipment and supplies, effective management, sophisticated support services, up-to-date professional education programs, and a staff of over 250 exceptional physicians, Flowers Hospital is able to assure its patients of quality healthcare.
Last year, Flowers Hospital scored the highest on process-of-care, or “core” measures, in the United States, as developed and rated by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The hospital achieved top status across four clinical areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention.
For more information please visit www.flowershospital.com.