Bothwell Regional Health Center honored its volunteers from the American Red Cross, Bothwell Auxiliary, and Chaplain volunteers at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon hosted Thursday, April 21, at First United Methodist Church Celebration Center.
“These volunteers who give so freely of their time and talents to help Bothwell take care of patients and their families are truly a blessing to us. They’re worth their weight in gold. In fact, I wouldn’t trade them for all the gold in Fort Knox,” said Jimmy Robertson, chief executive officer of Bothwell Regional Health Center.
One hundred forty-three Bothwell volunteers donated a total of 28,377 hours of service to Bothwell Regional Health Center in 2015. Volunteers who worked more than 100 hours received Presidential Service Award pins.
Auxiliary volunteer Martha Bridges was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which is bestowed on volunteers who have donated more than 4,000 hours of service.
Jim Monroe received the Ida Hoffman Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Red Cross. He volunteered 1,335 hours of service to the hospital in 2015. This included 537 hours for the Red Cross, 558 hours for the Auxiliary and 240 hours as a chaplain. Other nominees for the Red Cross award included Esther Onufreychuk, Carol Perkins, Shirley Scrape and Jack Veulemans.
Christine Detherage received the Marian Tempel Volunteer of the Year 2014 Award from the Auxiliary. Detherage volunteered 385 hours of service to the hospital in 2015.
The volunteers provide an incredibly valuable service to the hospital. In fact, if the volunteers were paid, the value of the services from Auxiliary volunteers would be $341,759. The value of the services from the American Red Cross would be $296,980.
Nominations for The American Red Cross and the Bothwell Auxiliary are based on service, character and dedication. Group members then vote to select the volunteers of the year, who are recognized at the annual appreciation luncheon.
Release courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center