Photo of Halifax Health Auxilians and their therapy dogs.

Tami Collins Named Halifax Health Volunteer of the Month

  • by halifax
  • June 12, 2015
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

Port Orange resident Tami Collins is the recipient of the Joe Petrock Auxilian of the Month Award for June 2015.

A volunteer in the Therapy Dog Service, Collins and her dog, KC, visit patients in many areas of the hospital, including the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department.  Collins also volunteers without KC to assist with special projects when needed.

“When a request is made by staff or a family member to visit a specific patient, Tami and KC are often the first to reply, dropping everything to go,” says Linda Trader, president, Halifax Health – Auxiliary.

For information on volunteer opportunities at Halifax Health, call 386.254.4036 or visit

JunePictured are (L-R): Linda Eastlake and her dog CADI, service chairs for the Halifax Health Therapy Dog Service, make a presentation to Tami Collins and her dog KC.  Collins is the Joe Petrock Auxilian of the Month Award winner for June 2015.

Halifax Health

Recently recognized for the second consecutive year by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves East Central Florida, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, two primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and a preferred provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services and OB Emergency Department.  For more information, visit


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