BY BARRY WARNER
While Nyack Hospital’s doctors and nurses care for patients’ bodies, volunteers often help bring smiles to their patients’ faces, while providing important services to patients and their families.
One such volunteer is Miles Bierman.
Director of Volunteer Services Helen Hayes-Perkins said, “We are thrilled to have Miles as a hospital volunteer. He is an intelligent and caring person who calms the fears of patients and their families. As retired teacher and registered nurse, he has been a great help in the Emergency Room for the last fourteen years.”
Bierman said, “I wanted to give back to the community and help other people by serving in the past as a volunteer for the Spring Hill and New City Ambulance Corps. Currently, I provide non-clinical assistance to a diverse population of patients and their families in the waiting room and treatment areas of the Emergency Department. As a former registered nurse, I have a comfort zone of talking to people who are in pain. I walk in with a smile, make patients feel comfortable, sit and carry on a conversation plus provide chairs, blankets and wheelchairs. However, I leave all medical information to be disseminated by the medical staff.”
Volunteering at Nyack Hospital provides the added touch that establishes an atmosphere of concern and compassion. For further information, access www.nyackhospital.org or call 845-348-2181.