In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 24 – 28), we’d like to take the opportunity to recognize the integral role our volunteers play in advancing patient engagement and quality care for our communities. Throughout New Hampshire hospitals, our volunteers lend their time, hands and hearts to patients and their families, enhancing the patient experience in more ways than they’ll ever know. 

Whether it’s a warm welcome as families enter the hospital lobby, a comforting hand helping a patient down the hall, or a friendly visitor keeping patients company during their stay, volunteers nationwide provide invaluable support to our patients in need when they need it most. 

This week we celebrate all of our volunteers throughout New Hampshire for their care, commitment and compassion to those around them, tirelessly serving for the greater good and making a difference every day.


Steve Ahnen

President, New Hampshire Hospital Association