Kingwood, TX (April 10, 2017) — Brenda Genter was born and raised in Gulf Shores, Alabama, but has lived in Kingwood, Texas on and off since 1993. Brenda and husband Michael have been married for 35 years and have two daughters, Elizabeth and Kristen. She has been a volunteer at Kingwood Medical Center since May 2012.

Each week you will find Brenda in Kingwood Medical Center’s Day Surgery, where she checks in patients and family members, and keeps them informed as to the status of their loved one’s procedure. She provides a welcoming face and a good ear for families who are going through anxious times.

"I love volunteering in a department with such competent, caring and compassionate nurses and physicians. I volunteer to give back to the community. Knowing that I can provide comfort to a family member who is stressed because their loved on is in surgery and recovery keeps me coming back every week. "

Volunteering leaves an impact not only on Kingwood Medical Center and patients, but also on the volunteers. If you ask volunteers to name their favorite or most rewarding part of working at the hospital, they pause, take a moment to think and then — with a big smile — tell their story. “Most volunteers say there is nothing better than knowing they have helped someone in need. It doesn’t matter if a volunteer commits to an hour or four hours; it makes a difference to the ones who are being helped,” remarked Jim Wall, director of imaging services and volunteer services.

Kingwood Medical offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in departments throughout the hospital. To learn more, visit http://kingwoodmedical.com/careers/volunteers.dot or contact Jim Wall at Jim.Wall@HCAHealthcare.com.

About Kingwood Medical Center

Kingwood Medical Center is a 373-bed acute care facility that has provided quality care to the Lake Houston Area for over 25 years. It is home to the area’s only comprehensive cardiac care and neuroscience programs. The hospital is recognized by DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and ADA as an Accredited Diabetes Center.

Our Women & Children’s Center provides Level II and III neonatal intensive care units, high-risk obstetrics, a breast diagnostic center, a designated pediatric unit, and the area’s only pediatric emergency department. The hospital also provides surgical services, inpatient rehabilitation, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and emergency services – including a 24 Hour Emergency Care Center in Fall Creek. The GI Center complete the services offered at Kingwood Medical Center: Quality Care, Close to Home. For more information, visit our website at http://www.kingwoodmedical.com

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.

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Brenda Genter - Kingwood Medical Center Values Committed Volunteers

Brenda Genter - Volunteer at Kingwood Medical Center