Holmes Regional Volunteer Clint Hansen Discusses Being Named 2020 Central Florida Humanitarian Award Recipient
By Space Coast Daily // November 5, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: 2020 Central Florida Humanitarian Award Recipient Holmes Regional Volunteer Clint Hansen Speaks on His Life and What it Means to Help Others.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – 2020 Central Florida Humanitarian Award Recipient and Holmes Regional Volunteer Clint Hansen visited the Space Coast Daily TV studios to discuss his dedication to helping others.
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their Time, Talent or Treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.
“Over the years, our editorial team has had the distinct honor and pleasure of identifying and featuring the many members of our community who give back so much and are dedicated to reaching out and helping others, here and throughout the world, in a multitude of ways,” said Maverick Multimedia Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Jim Palermo.
They help heal with smiles and compassion. Their cheerful and positive attitude can go along way when patients and family members are under stress. They deliver hope. They often help shape a patient’s first impression of a hospital. They are the volunteers.‘They work without pay in a variety of healthcare settings, where they are critically important members of the healing team, benefitting patients, visitors and the healthcare system they serve. Meet some of Brevard’s best hospital volunteers.
What do you do after you retire from building race engines? If you are Clint Hansen, you volunteer for Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center.
If you visited the hospital anytime since 2015, you might have seen Clint zipping around on one of those courtesy carts that whisk people through hospital corridors and parking lots. As chair of the courtesy car drivers, Clint is the go-to guy for making sure there are enough drivers to man the carts. “if someone didn’t show up, | would take their place,” said the West Melbourne resident.
Clint has always liked things that move.
The Nebraska native served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic before joining Boeing Corporation in Wichita, Kansas, to perform stress testing on aircraft. He later built race engines in Omaha before retiring to Florida in 2005.
When he ticked off all the projects in his honey-do list, including remodeling of the condo he shares with his wife, Billie, Clint joined the Holmes Auxiliary, where in addi- tion to orchestrating the courtesy carts, he served on the board of the group.
“That decision proved to be a blessing for our organization,” said Marcia Phillips, manager of volunteer services at Holmes Regional.
Parkinson’s Disease did not stop Clint from giving more than 6,000 of volunteer hours to Holmes
Regional, and while these days he has to be extremely careful of exposure to COVID-19, he plans to return to the hospital as soon as the pandemic ends. The hospital
will welcome him with open arms. “Clint has been a joy to workwith,” said Phillips. “We are forever grateful for his service.”
Though he has been fortunate enough not to need hospital care, Clint nevertheless believes he made the right selection with Holmes as the place in which to volunteer.
“It was time to give back and | felt this is where | was supposed to be,” he said.
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