candy striper


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candy striper

n.
A volunteer worker in a hospital.
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Bonnie prepared for her nursing career by using her high school years to volunteer at a nursing home and in a hospital candy striper program.
A resident of Shrewsbury most of her life, she enjoyed traveling to her native country, Lithuania, was a volunteer at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, in the registration area and was a candy striper.
The simulators don't exactly bowl you over with their realism; even a far-sighted candy striper can tell from across the room that they're mannequins.
FITCHBURG - Gale Hurd got her start in philanthropy many years ago volunteering as a candy striper at Burbank Hospital, but, retired and living in Vermont, she is still involved with the hospital as the driving force behind the opening of the Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center.
In ninth grade, he began pursuit of that career by volunteering as a candy striper at UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester.
She's my candy striper," he said, adding that he favored her dress because she's kind to him.
When one thinks of hospital volunteers, the image of candy stripers - mainly women wearing red and white striped clothing - may come to mind.