Volunteer service totaling hundreds of years and thousands of hours was honored recently at the annual Union Hospital Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Michael Hovan, chairman of the hospital?s board of trustees, thanked the volunteers ?for the care and compassion you generously give to the patients and their family members who turn to Union Hospital at a time of illness or injury.?
The buffet dinner was served at the William Harding Patio Caf? at Union Hospital in Dover, catered by the UH nutrition services department and staff.
Among the hospital volunteers reaching service milestones this year was Linnie Dunlap of Uhrichsville with 6,000 total hours served. Connie Karlowicz of Dover received her pin for 5,000 hours and Verma Lorenz of New Philadelphia was honored for achieving 4,000 volunteer hours.
Special recognition was given to Muriel Aubihl of New Philadelphia. Hovan and Bruce James, president and CEO, presented red roses to Aubihl who is marking 50 years of volunteer service to Union Hospital.
Zach Immel of Dover trades tales of volunteering
with Murial Aubihl of New Philadelphia.
Awards for the most hours served in 2010 went to Jennifer Rue of Dover for 640 hours, Linnie Dunlap of Uhrichsville for 584 hours, and Dan Pompey of New Philadelphia with 508 hours.
Leading the Teen Service awards for the most hours in 2010 was Lauren Millard of New Philadelphia with 133 hours, Zachery Immel of Dover with 88 hours, and Natalie Neidig of New Philadelphia with 77 hours.
Volunteers honored for the most hours served since the first of this year were Marc Maurer of New Philadelphia with 355 hours, Linnie Dunlap of Uhrichville with 237 hours, and Shirley Grafe of New Philadelphia with 231 hours.
Union Hospital volunteers receiving 2,000 hour service pins included Doris Webber of Bolivar, Bonnie Richardson and Melody Rader of Dover.
Awards for 1,000 hours of service were presented to Holly Willoughby of Uhrichsville, Barbara White, Lauren Millard, and Linda Clawson of New Philadelphia, and Beverly McMurray and Kathy Kerr of Dover.
Five-hundred hour pins were presented to Chris and John Teghtmeier of New Philadelphia, Carol Betche, Linda Earley, Jo Ann Lockwood, Jennifer Rue and Zoe Zimmerman of Dover, and Beverly McCall of Sugarcreek.
Kathy Willoughby, manager of volunteer services, thanked the more than 100 adult and teen volunteers who serve nearly twenty departments of the hospital.
?I?m very grateful for your commitment, dedication, and loyalty to the hospital and its patients,? Willoughby added. ?It?s a wonderful experience to see how you care for your responsibilities, our patients, and each other.?
Teens from the age of 14 and adults of all ages are always welcome to learn more about becoming Union Hospital volunteers. For more information contact the Office of Volunteer Services at (330) 364-0833.