MARIETTA – Memorial Health System will hold its 40th annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet on Aug. 23 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta.
The Volunteer Recognition Banquet recognizes volunteers who consistently demonstrate exceptional quality, quantity of work, customer service and dedication. Some volunteers reached milestones in the number of hours given during 2021.
“We value our volunteers. They are special and amazing people who make a difference to our patients and families.” said Cindy Hall, volunteer services coordinator for Memorial Health System. “Our theme this year is the Heart behind the hands.
Volunteers go the extra mile to make a difference in patients’ lives, she said.
“They are always appreciated for the important work they do.” Hall said. “They are key to our success and we are proud to celebrate them. They help in many ways by greeting and accompanying patients and their family members, handing out flowers, handing out veteran flags to our veteran patients, parking assistance and behind the scenes in offices, medical records and other areas of the system.”
The following volunteers will be honored:
* 200 hours: Bryan Berkemer, Jeff Bradford, Kay Brammer, Doris Brooker, Jamie Donnelly, Jack Heater, Tanner Hurst, Janet Lamp, Jean Lawrence, Wendy Lowe, Nancy Markle, Libby Rogers, Susan Shelton.
* 500 hours: Rita Burchett, Pat Chambers, Amy Freed, Vella Lawrence, Margaret Logue, Barbara Martin, Abby Merrow, Sandra Smith.
* 1000 hours: Hilton Drake, Lois Holpp, Kirk McCall, Richard Sams, Melanie See, Jane Snider.
* 2000 hours: Elsie Bowens, Nicholas Graham, Carol Marteney, Richard McKenna.
* 3000 hours: Leo Farley, Tom Powell.
* 6000 hours: Ray Mitchell.
Tom Powell will be inducted into the 1,000 Hour Club after he donated 1,141 hours in 2021.
Seven volunteers will be inducted into the 20+ Year Club for volunteering their services for 20 years or more: Marilyn Bookman (25 years), Herma Eddy (29 years), Jacie Hays (21 years), Jody Kohler (25 years) , Jayne Stehle (32 years old), Casi Stewart (26 years old) and Frances Tornes (40 years old).
The volunteer recipients of the month 2021/2022 are: August, Wendy Lowe; September, Diane Bower; October, George Lisk; November, Bryan Berkemer; December, Diana Sams; January, Jeff Bradford; short, Barbara Martin; March, Sandra Smith; April, Patti Schumacher; May, Kevin Scheve; June, Kent Hall; July, Vivian Hammat.
The 2022 Volunteer of the Year will be announced at the banquet.
Last year, 173 volunteers donated 19,966 hours of service.
In addition to their time, volunteers have donated to several different initiatives, including baby burp cloths and bassinet pads for the hospital nursery, heart pads for heart patients and stuffed animals provided to children when they are treated throughout Memorial Health System .
For information on becoming a hospital volunteer, contact Hall at (740) 374-1778 or go to mhsystem.org/volunteering.
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