10,000 hours and counting for a Cambridge Medical Center volunteer

[Allina Health Newsroom, February 07, 2024] If you spend time at Cambridge Medical Center, you’ll likely run into Bill Friedland – or maybe he’ll breeze past you. 

Bill is an on-the-go volunteer who racks up thousands of steps with each shift and makes a real difference for Allina Health providers and patients.

“Sometimes it’s 15- or 20-thousand steps a shift,” Bill said.

The tallies on Bill’s volunteer time are as impressive as his step counts. Last year, he donated 513 hours to bring his overall service total to 10,231 since 2007.

Bill says he enjoys meeting new people and making them feel comfortable as they prepare for their appointments.

“I was shy when I grew up, and now I talk,” Bill said, smiling.

When he’s not escorting patients, Bill makes deliveries from the clinics to the lab and pitches in with whatever else needs to be done.

“Every day is different,” Bill said. “It’s a fun job. Everybody should try it.”

Posted on February 07, 2024 in Cambridge Medical Center

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