Taylor Hammonds, a teenage volunteer at Citizens Baptist Medical Center, was recently awarded the top honor for teenage volunteers by the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA). Each year, the Association selects one volunteer from the nominations submitted by hospitals to receive the award, an award that is based on outstanding service not only at the hospital, but also within the local community.
"We are proud to have a bright, young role model like Taylor Hammonds at Citizens Baptist Medical Center," says Doug Brewer, CEO at Citizens. "Her impact on our community is significant and she deserves this recognition for her countless hours of hard work."
During her time at Citizens, Ms. Hammonds worked in numerous hospital departments and is described as an excellent role model for other teens; in fact, she has helped the hospital recruit many teenage volunteers at local schools and churches. In addition to her hospital service, she also volunteers at a local veteran's home and a local rehab center, all while being an honor student in high school. One of her teachers described her as an outstanding leader, noting her service in many clubs and as student government president.