Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Marietta Memorial Hospital Volunteers Celebrate 33rd Annual Recognition Dinner
Almost 150 volunteers who donate their time to helping patients, visitors and staff at Marietta Memorial Hospital will be honored at a recognition dinner at the Lafayette Hotel, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
The 33rd annual dinner serves as a means of thanking the active volunteers who donate their time and skills in performing important functions such as greeting patients and their families, escorting patients to various departments and parking assistance throughout the facility as needed.
Several volunteers reached milestones in the number of hours given during 2014. Among the recipients of milestone hour gold pins were Evelyn Hawn for 14,000 hours, Dean Hoffart for 11,000 hours, Andy Francis for 9,000 hours, Pat Thrash for 8,000 hours, Betty Schott for 6,000 hours. Phil Hawn and Ray Mitchell for 4,000 hours. Recognized for donating over 500 hours in 2014 were 500 Hour Club Members: Andy Francis, Dean Hoffart, Ray Mitchell, Bob Schmidt and Allison Williamson. Special attention was also noted for fourteen volunteers who have been working at the Memorial Health System for over 20 years.
“Our volunteers make significant contributions to Marietta Memorial every day,” said Anna Vukovic, Director of Volunteer Services. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize them for their commitment to this community and to our delivery of excellent health care locally.”
During the past year, 156 volunteers have donated almost 29,691 hours in over 30 different areas in hospital departments and outreach programs. Besides their time, volunteers have raised and donated to several different programs including the Strecker Cancer Center, baby blankets for the hospital’s nursery and stuffed animals for the Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund that provides teddy bears for both area hospitals, distributing over 1,900 bears to young patients last year.
For information on becoming a hospital volunteer, contact the MMH Volunteer Services office at 374-1778.