REM Award Honorees (2007) — Eric Chamberlain (Inland Hospital)

Eric ChamberlainVolunteering in a hospital might not be how the average 15 year old chooses to spend his or her free time. Lucky for Inland Hospital, Eric Chamberlain is no average teenager!

For the last three summers, Eric has donated his time to Inland as a Junior Volunteer in the Materials Management and Housekeeping departments. Whether it’s delivering clinical and office goods to various departments, assisting with an office move, or helping with special events, Eric performs each task with enthusiasm and a smile. His positive attitude and can-do approach has earned him the respect of staff from the Birthing Center to the Medical-Surgical unit, and everywhere in between.

“Eric may not deliver direct, hands-on patient care, but his behind-the-scenes work helps our staff to be prepared to care for our patients in the best way possible with 5-star service,” says Caroline Crowell, Inland’s Director of Volunteer Services. “He is a great fit at Inland because he is a polite young man who understands the meaning of excellent customer service.”

In fact, Eric could be seen delivering that friendly, helpful service as a volunteer at Inland’s popular World of Women’s Wellness health fair in May Not only did he help set-up for the event, he spent most of the day escorting a wheelchair-bound woman to all the exhibits and activities.

Eric also volunteers in other community activities as a member of the Explorer Post -1800 Group, which is sponsored by community law enforcement in Oakland, Waterville, Winslow, and Fairfield. All this, and he’s on the varsity swim team and plays trumpet in the jazz band. Eric and his parents, Shelley and Craig Coro, live in Winslow.

Thank you, Eric for your dedication to your community and to Inland Hospital!

For more information about Inland Hospital, please visit its website.

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