MARIETTA — Memorial Health System will hold its 40th annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on August 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. Several volunteers reached milestones in the number of hours donated during 2021.
“We cherish our volunteers. They are special and extraordinary people who make a difference for our patients and their 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,” said Hall. “They are key to our success and we are proud to celebrate them. They help in many ways from greeting and escorting patients and family members, delivering flowers, delivering veterans flags to our former patients, assisting with parking and behind the scenes of offices, records medical 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.
* 2,000 hours: Elsie Bowens, Nicholas Graham, Carol Marteney, Richard McKenna.
* 3,000 Hours: Leo Farley, Tom Powell.
* 6,000 Hours: Ray Mitchell.
Tom Powell will be inducted into the 1000 Hour Club as he donated 1141 hours in 2021.
Seven volunteers will be inducted into the 20+ Club for having provided their services for 20 years or more: Marilyn Bookman (25), Herma Eddy (29), Jacie Hays (21), Jody Kohler (25), Jayne Stehle (32), Casi Stewart (26) and Frances Tornes (40).
The 2021/2022 Volunteer of the Month recipients are: August, Wendy Lowe; September, Diane Bower; October, George Lisk; November, Bryan Berkemer; December, Diana Sams; January, Jeff Bradford; February, 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.
Over the past year, 173 volunteers gave 19,966 hours of service.
In addition to their time, volunteers have donated to several different initiatives, including baby bibs and pillows for the hospital nursery, heart pillows for heart patients and soft toys provided to children when they are being treated. in the Memorial Health System.
To find out how to volunteer at the hospital, contact Hall at (740) 374-1778 or go to mhsystem.org/volunteering.