Gritman Medical Center has nominated Junior Volunteer Kloe Lory for the Idaho Hospital Association’s Junior Volunteer of the Year Award.
Kloe, a graduating senior from Lory Homeschool Academy, has been volunteering at Gritman since her sophomore year. Kloe said she wanted to “make a difference in the community while getting the experience of working in a hospital setting.” During the past 2 ½ years, she has devoted nearly 300 hours to the program and has helped numerous departments across the hospital.
In particular, Kloe has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help Occupational Health, where she formed a partnership and devoted several hours weekly.
“I am grateful for the mentors that I had at the hospital and have formed great friendships that will last a lifetime,” Kloe said.
Kloe’s efforts have not gone unnoticed at Gritman. She has been an outstanding example of a Junior Volunteer and has always been ready and willing to help with whatever is needed. She always has a positive and engaging attitude.
Kloe’s generosity extends beyond the hospital office walls and out into the community, with her generous donations of baby hats for the babies born at the Family Birth Center. Kloe was also one of the first to volunteer for beautification projects, helping out in the courtyards for spring cleanup projects, and she helps to represent Gritman at local fairs and parades. In addition to helping in Occupational Health, Kloe assisted numerous other departments, including but not limited to Fiscal Services, Records Management, Patient Billing and the Foundation.
An excellent student, Kloe graduated with a GPA of 3.67. In addition to her participation in the Junior Volunteer Program, Kloe volunteers in nursing home outreach, various church activities and works part-time at Subway.
The IHA will announce the winner of Junior Volunteer of the Year Award during the fall.