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Nearly 200 volunteers at Dosher Memorial Hospital were recognized for their dedicated service during an appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 19, at the Southport Community Building.
During the luncheon, individual volunteers were recognized for hours of donated service, ranging from 100-9,000 cumulative hours.
In addition, five Dosher volunteers received the President’s Volunteer Service awards for having donated at least 1,500 hours and having five years of service.
Among the luncheon’s highlights was the recognition of Emeritus recipients Jane Brackett, Howard Brackett, Millie Christensen and Hannah Warner. In addition, Pauline Swain was honored for 9,106 cumulative hours of volunteer service. John Conley, Alice Memet, Lois Myers, Peggy Otis and DeVota Vereen were named as recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national volunteer recognition program that requires a minimum of 1,500 volunteer hours and five years of service.
Dosher Hospital volunteers donated a total of 30,408 hours in 2009, and during the same year, $110,405 was donated to the hospital. Since 1973, Dosher’s volunteers have given 387,382 hours of service to the hospital and have donated $1,158,905.
“We take great pride in our wonderful volunteers who give so much of themselves every day at Dosher Hospital,” said Edgar Haywood, Dosher Hospital chief executive officer.
“From greeting people when they walk through the doors of the hospital, to serving in the various hospital departments, to operating the hospital gift shop and the flea market, our volunteers have over the years proven themselves to be a vital part of Dosher Memorial Hospital. We would not be able to serve the community as we do if it were not for the generosity and compassion of our volunteers.”