The Landing Wins a National Award
The Landing, the children’s bereavement program formerly sponsored by United General Hospital Auxiliary and now part of the United General District, won a prestigious award from the American Hospital Association (AHA). The AHA gives only four awards each year to hospitals around the country in recognition for exceptional volunteer service. The four categories include Community Service, Fundraising, In-Service Hospital Volunteer, and Community Outreach and/or Collaboration. The Landing was awarded the 2013 HAVE (Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence) Award for Community Service. The award was presented during the AHA Annual Meeting on April 29, 2014 in Washington, DC.
The Landing provides grief support for children and teens, as well as supportive services to families, caregivers and the community. Since 2008, The Landing has been serving Skagit, Island and Whatcom County children and their families. Trained volunteers facilitate bi-weekly meetings where children can share their experiences as they move through the healing process.
“The volunteers at The Landing have made a significant contribution to the lives of people of our community,” said Greg Reed, former CEO of United General Hospital. “We applaud them for their commitment and dedication, and are very proud to have them part of our team.”