The American Heart Association has named Lynn Hundley, director of clinical effectiveness and stroke care at Norton Neuroscience Institute, as its 2020 Volunteer of the Year.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Lynn Hundley, director of clinical effectiveness and stroke care at Norton Neuroscience Institute, as its 2020 Volunteer of the Year.
Lynn hopes to be able to accept the award in person in Texas this October.
Lynn began volunteering for the heart association over a decade ago and can’t even guess the number of hours she’s contributed.
“It’s not something I do for recognition; I do it for the sole passion I have to help,” she said.
Lynn volunteers in part by speaking at boot camps for stroke coordinators each year. The camps provide training for new coordinators and advance the skills of veteran coordinators. These coordinators help to provide patient and community education on symptoms and treatment of strokes.
Held in person in pre-pandemic times, they’ve moved to webinars to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19. The webinars are live on the AHA’s site and are open for registration and available for continuing medical education credit.
“I believe that no matter where you are you should receive the best care possible,” Lynn said, adding that the boot camps/webinars are a step in that direction.
AHA has had a dramatic impact on her work at Norton Neuroscience Institute, giving her access to a growing network of providers who can offer best practices advice and consultations on a range of issues.
Lynn founded a stroke survivors dinner, which invites stroke patients to celebrate with those who helped them. For the annual event, Lynn and her staff sometimes can find the emergency medical technician who helped save a patient.
“It is my favorite night of the entire year by far. I simply cannot get enough!” Lynn said.
While the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of this year’s dinner, she’s looking forward to the next one that can be held.
Congratulations to Lynn for all of her hard-work, dedication and efforts she has put into volunteering for the AHA. Norton Healthcare is beyond thankful for employees like her!