In 1971 the hospital opened with 77 active, female volunteers. Their duties included ironing sheets for patient beds, working the switchboard, passing out snacks to patients in the evening, and staffing the information desk. Today, both men and women volunteer in the hospital. Volunteer opportunities include interaction with patients, greeter, clerical opportunities, working with visitors, delivering food and flowers, pre and post surgical support, preventive maintenance on hospital equipment, retail merchandising, and many more. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at HCM Hospital please call (830) 997-1307.
“Whimsies” is the name of our gift shop that is conveniently located right inside the doors to the main lobby at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. It’s a perfect name for a shop that offers merchandise that can be whimsical and fun, but somewhat practical as well.
For example, the shop stocks personal care items that can make patients or family members more comfortable during a hospital stay. Simple snacks and gourmet candies are sold during the regular hours of 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.