Meet an Inspiring Palomar Health Volunteer
Apr 25, 2021
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we are highlighting a devoted volunteer who has served Palomar Health patients and staff for more than 30 years. Susan Westlake of Escondido, who turns 80 this August, dedicates a number of hours each week to Palomar Health, as she helps create a meaningful experience for patients through her generosity and positive spirit. “Volunteering was something I always wanted to do, and I had the time,” she says, remembering back to her start at the medical center decades ago. “Throughout these years, I have loved making new friends and feeling able to help nurses ease their load.” When Westlake began volunteering back in 1989, she pushed around a coffee cart for visitors, providing them fresh caffeine for long, tiring hospital visits. After this service ended, she helped move patients to their different required services, such as taking them to get x-rays. She also served as ...

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