Clinic Touches Life of Volunteer

From Rachel Thompson;

“I am a Health Information Technology student from Harper College and was given the opportunity to intern at Family Health Partnership Clinic.  I was honestly unsure of what to expect when I started out here, but I immediately felt like I was a part of something.  Everyone was so welcoming and did not make me feel like “the new girl”.  They were all open to any questions I had and always checked in to see if I needed anything.  I gained a lot of experience here by being able to observe what each person’s daily tasks contributed to the Clinic.  There is a lot that goes on behind closed doors that I never would have thought of.  Overall, this opportunity has given me a different outlook on healthcare and the various ways facilities can operate.  I think being able to experience that first hand and see all the volunteer work that is done throughout the Clinic is going to be beneficial further down the road.  I say that because by volunteering and being exposed to a variety of healthcare facilities and their operations, you gain a better understanding and appreciation for all that people do to make the patient experience that much better.  That being said, I want to thank Family Health Partnership Clinic for allowing me to be a part of their team.  I hope to be back someday!”