Special Patient Programs

Our volunteers are proactive and creative in their help and support. The following programs were initiated and developed by our wonderful volunteer team:

  • Acts of Kindness
    Nurses and Support Staff can request complimentary items, such as balloons, flowers, paperback books, reading glasses, and nail clippers from the Gift Gallery for patients.

  • Clothes Closet
    New sweats, underwear, and shoes are provided by Volunteer Services for patients who need clothing at the time of discharge.

  • Dog Therapy
    Certified by Marin Guide Dogs for the Blind, our therapy dogs visit patients throughout the hospital, Monday – Friday.

  • Coloring Books & Crayons/Teddy Bears
    We stock the Emergency Department and Outpatient Surgery & Procedures area for our very young patients and their siblings.

  • Children’s Magazines
    National Geographic for Kids and Highlights magazines are provided in the Emergency Department Waiting Room at the children’s table.

  • Heart Pillows
    Volunteers make and deliver special pillows for thoracic support for patients following heart surgery.

  • Maternity Tours
    Docent volunteers offer tours of the Maternity Unit to expecting parents on the second Saturday of each month.

  • Mended Hearts
    Volunteers visit cardiac patients to provide support.

  • Patient Email
    Family and friends can email in-patients. These emails are printed and delivered to patients by volunteers in “You’ve Got Mail” envelopes.

  • S.M.I.L.E. Cart
    S.M.I.LE. stands for Students Making Illness a Little Easier. Our teen volunteers visit patients with the S.M.I.L.E. Cart, filled with complimentary items ranging from games and magazines to personal items like lip balm or hand cream.