Specialized Patient Support at Sky Ridge
Our specialized programs at Sky Ridge allow volunteers to give their time in certain departments. To learn more about these great opportunities, please contact John Penn at (720) 225-1998 or by email at John.Penn@HealthONEcares.com.
No One Dies Alone Program
No one is born alone, and in the best of circumstances, no one dies alone. Yet from time to time terminally ill patients come to Sky Ridge Medical Center who have neither family or close friends to be with them as they near the end of life.
No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program that provides the reassuring presence of a companion to dying patients who would otherwise be alone. With the support of the nursing staff, companions are able to help provide patients with a priceless human gift: a dignified death.
Make a Difference in a Cancer Patient's Life!
We have partnered with the American Cancer Society to open a Cancer Resource Center housed in the Sky Ridge Cancer Center. If you are a cancer survivor (at least one year out from treatment) and would like to offer support, information and assistance to cancer patients, both in our cancer center and throughout the community, please contact John Penn.
Pet Therapy Program at Sky Ridge
Sky Ridge has had an Animal-Assisted therapy program since the summer of 2008. All of our handlers are volunteers and enjoy helping patients through their love of canines. The teams are evaluated and registered by Pet Partners, and due to its high quality, need to be re-evaluated every two years.
Become a Serenity Tea Volunteer
The goal of our Serenity Tea Program is to enhance the patient experience by direct, positive interaction with caring volunteers. This core group will serve tea and treats to our new moms and, most importantly, brighten the patient’s day with a smile. Volunteers will develop rapport with patients and family members and work with nursing units to gather additional information or escalate a matter when necessary.