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When Dr. Samuel Rodgers – the first Board-certified African-American OB/GYN in the Kansas City area - founded the Health Center more than 48 years ago, he had a vision and a passion: to ensure everyone has access to quality health care, regardless of ability to pay. That vision and passion are as fresh and vibrant for us today as they were nearly half a century ago.
While our physicians, nurses and staff work hard every day to provide the best possible healthcare to patients in our community, much of the success of Rodgers Health can be attributed to the ceaseless help of our volunteers! April is national volunteer month and we want to take this opportunity to shine a light on the people who inspire us to continue to serve our community and remove barriers to health care. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, nearly 63 million Americans volunteered in the last year, contributing 8 billion hours of volunteer time.
At Rodgers Health, our volunteers work in every department assisting staff and patients, making sure that our programs and services operate at the highest level. Our volunteers do everything from greeting patients, to assisting with scheduling, running events, reading to pediatric patients and much more. Nikki Spencer, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at Rodgers Health noted the importance of volunteers, “Volunteers are important because they help achieve the mission. People that give of their time and talent are just as important as those that give of their treasure (donations). Those that work together for the betterment of our communities are truly selfless and add value to any organization.”
Thank you to all those who volunteer in the community.
Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers at Rodgers Health, we are lucky to call you family.
For more information about volunteering at Rodgers Health please contact Nikki Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org