Volunteers Acknowledged at Annual Luncheon

Volunteers are vital to an organization like University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center, and those individuals were honored Wednesday, June 7 during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Program, held at UH Samaritan on Main.

While all volunteers were acknowledged for their collective efforts, over 20 volunteers were recognized for reaching a milestone with the Volunteer Program.

Three volunteers retired from the program: Nancy Grimm at 17 years, Joyce Kiste at 22 years, and Pauline Swaisgood at 32 years.

Ferne Snook was recognized for 60 years of service, while Gloria Dove was recognized for 45 years.

Celebrating 30 years with UH Samaritan is Betty Garrett and Donna Shaw. Reaching the 20 year milestone is Rena Baker, Wanda Miller and Lloyd Wygant.   

Bernice Becker, Sonja Bringman, Ruth Krumlaw and Martha Pendleton have served as volunteers for 15 years. Peggy Clark, Jackie Glazier, Judy McQuate, Deb Powers and Medi Wagner were acknowledged for 10 years of service.

And celebrating the five year milestone is Georgene Aber, Jeannette Baczuk, Donna Bright, Rosemary Caster, Marilyn Hochstetler, Veronica Negrey, Suzanne Schoonover.

Volunteers earning “Special Mention” – those volunteering 200 or more hours the past year - include Dick Obrecht at 686 hours; Martha Price at 463 ½ hours; George Bartley at 425 ½ hours; Pat Triolo at 373 ½ hours; Jackie Glazier at 298 hours; Beanie Bowersock at 269 hours; Allen Aber at 267 ½ hours; Joanne Kroft at 222 hours; Cat Berry at 214 ½ hours; Georgia Bonecutter at 213 ½ hours; Sharon Cianciola at 208 ½ hours and Suzanne Schoonver at 204 hours.

The Gift Shop volunteers presented $25,000 to UH Samaritan Medical Center at the event which will be used to purchase equipment for the laboratory, pediatric rehabilitation and patient care units. The Samaritan Hospital Foundation has matched the gift. UH Samaritan departments receiving items from the matching donation include the Acute Medical Surgical Unit, Ambulatory Care Medical, Ambulatory Surgery Recovery, the Emergency Department, Rehabilitation, and Occupational Health.

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