May 22, 2008 - MMH Honors Volunteers at 26th Annual Recognition Dinner

(Marietta, OH, Mat 21, 2008) - Almost 200 volunteers who donate their time to helping patients, visitors and staff at Marietta Memorial Hospital will be honored at a recognition dinner on Thursday, May 22, at the Marietta Shrine Club.

The dinner serves as a means of thanking the active volunteers who donate their time and skills in performing important functions the hospital couldn’t do without.

“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, volunteers have donated 28,000 hours in over 30 different areas in hospital departments and outreach programs. Besides their time volunteers have raised and donated over $15,000 to several different programs including the Guardian Angel Fund for hospice patients, Love Lights, 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.

Several volunteers reached milestones in the number of hours volunteer in 2007. Among the recipients of milestone hour gold pins is Mona McConkey for 13,000 hours; Claire Vroom for 8,000 hours; Dean Hoffart, Jean Lee and Walt O’Connor for 6,000 hours; and Sallye Bom for 5,000 hours. Also recognized for donating over 500 hours in 2007 are 500 Hour Club Members: Andy Francis, Ethel Gulotta, Dean Hoffart, Jean Lee, Charlie Miller, Mary O’Connor, Betty Schott and Casi Stewart.

For information on becoming a hospital volunteer, contact the MMH Volunteer Services office at (740) 374-1778.

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