Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce


Noble Hospital is happy to announce that Noble Gift Shop Manager Laura Smigel has accepted the position of Volunteer Coordinator. In addition to her Gift Shop duties, Laura will now supervise the over 100 Volunteers and Interns who donate their time to help patients and families and support the staff at Noble. A new Hospital Greeter position will also be supervised by Smigel.

An employee at Noble Hospital since 2012, Smigel brings her experience as a former retail shop owner to her work at Noble. “We are so happy to have Laura take over as the Volunteer Coordinator and the new Hospital Greeter program. She has exemplified creativity, organization, and leadership as the Gift Shop Manager and I know she will be a great asset to Noble in this new position,” said Allison Gearing-Kalill, Vice President of Community Development.

“I am excited to expand our Volunteer and Internship Program, as well as bring a new level of customer service to our patients and visitors in the front lobby with the Hospital Greeter position,” said Smigel. “I also look forward to getting out into the community to spread the word about volunteering at Noble.”

Visitors entering the Hospital through the main entrance off of West Silver Street will notice a new Hospital Greeter Volunteer on duty. The Hospital Greeter will welcome patients, answer questions, give directions, and help patients and visitors.

Volunteers and Interns donate their time in many different departments throughout Noble. In 2013, 96 Noble volunteers gave more than 13,000 hours of service, which is the equivalent to $156,000 in salary expense. Many of our volunteers have given generously of their time and talents for over 10 years.


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