W.G. Watts, manager of volunteer services for Halifax Health, presents the 2017 Joe Petrock Award for the Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year to Connie Freer of Daytona Beach.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (February 5, 2018) – Daytona Beach resident Connie Freer was recently awarded the 2017 Joe Petrock Award for Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year. A Halifax Health – Auxiliary member since November 2009, Freer was previously the recipient of the Joe Petrock Award for Auxiliary Volunteer of the Month for May 2017.
Freer began her volunteer service in the gift shop at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach. Since that time, she has logged more than 5,000 volunteer hours. In addition, Freer actively contributes her accounting and bookkeeping acumen to the Auxiliary, having served as treasurer of the organization’s board of directors for several years.
Married to fellow Auxiliary volunteer Dave Freer for 68 years, she has dedicated many years of service as a healthcare professional, having worked for the late H.S. “Bud” Treloar, M.D. in his Daytona Beach obstetrics and gynecology practice for 26 years. During that time, she served as an operating room surgical technologist and eventually went on to oversee the medical practice’s business and accounting functions.
Halifax Health – Auxiliary is a local charitable 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve the community through partnership with Halifax Health. The Auxiliary has been operating since 1932 and serves over 400 volunteer members contributing more than 80,000 hours annually. Halifax Health – Auxiliary also assists with general fundraising efforts through their gift shop, sponsored sales and partnership with First Uniform – the only in-house healthcare apparel and accessory store in the Daytona Beach area. For information on volunteer opportunities at Halifax Health, call 386.425.4036 or visit halifaxhealth.org/volunteering.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.