FCHN Volunteers Honored
Volunteers contributed nearly 15,000 hours in the last year
April 11, 2014
From left: Alvin McDonald, Lawrence Wilbur, Trudy Dawson, Jean Rand, Patricia Kilkenny, Eugene Martineau, and Bonnie Slater.
Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Bass Room was the festive setting of a recognition celebration for the health network’s volunteers. The program included a social time and dinner, and spirited entertainment by Sammie Angel who performed old time sing-a-long favorites. All volunteers attending received a gift and certificates in recognition of their volunteer efforts, as well as pins and service bars.
The program was in memory of ten volunteers who have passed away since the last recognition: Bud Cook, Robert Flick, Vivian Gagnon, Nana Haines, Jeanne Paradis, Marie Ringuette, Albertine Smith, Allen Smith, Robert Stevens, and Judith Wilbur.
Joline Hart, Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) vice president human resources, addressed the group by saying, “To me you are FCHN heroes, you the volunteers who do what you love to be of service to others. May you know the true satisfaction that comes from helping others. May you feel the gratitude in our hearts for all the good you have done. The appreciation we feel for you is truly second to none.”
FCHN has approximately 150 volunteers who help out in numerous hospital departments and affiliated FCHN organizations, contributing nearly 15,000 hours of service this past year. Volunteers can be found greeting patients at the escort desk, parking cars, decorating for special functions, filing, processing orders in shipping and receiving, reminding patients of their appointments, and much more.
Jodi Cordes, employee and volunteer services administrator, gave special recognition to the top ten contributors. They include: Jean Orr, Eugene Martineau, Nye Mosher, Trudy Dawson, Patricia Kilkenny, Alvin McDonald, Lawrence Wilbur, Jean Rand, Bonnie Slater, and Elizabeth Richards.
Cordes welcomes calls from anyone who might be interested in volunteering. She can be reached at 779-2635.
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