Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

PHH honors volunteers for their service

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Volunteers are often the first people guests encounter at Parkview Huntington Hospital, ­either in person or by phone, and their friendliness and assistance are crucial to a positive experience for patients and their families. Hospital leaders recognized that essential contribution by honoring PHH’s 78 volunteers at a special luncheon recently.

“You make our hospital a welcoming place for our neighbors,” said Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. “We value everything you do for patients and visitors, and we could not provide the level of excellent care we do without you. We’re so grateful for your dedication, and we honor all of you today.”

Volunteers were treated to a delicious homestyle meal served by the hospital’s leadership team, as well as the gift of a flowering plant and public recognition of cumulative service milestones from 100 hours to more than 13,000 hours as of the end of 2016. Charlotte Campbell, with the longest service at 14,000 hours, was unable to attend the event, but was presented with a special pin at a later time. The volunteers also traded laughs and stories with hospital team members during the event.

“Each of your faces tells me a story,” said Melanie Hull, coordinator, Volunteer Services, as she addressed the group. “You come from many different backgrounds and have a wide variety of life experiences, yet you all have in common your willingness to give your time to help others. Thank you for giving so generously of your time, your warmth, your humor and caring.”

Shown in the photo, from left, are Carol Young, Millie Hedrick, Rocky Strickler, Carol Strickler and Vicki Patrick with “Patches,” a therapy dog with Three Rivers Visiting Dogs. The second row, from left, includes Cindy Davis, Jenny Dix, Mary Ann Young, Linda DeHaven, Susan Smith, Richard Prange, Nancy Getman and Sharon Laupp, the dog’s owner. Back, from left, John Thompson, Mark Coratti, LouAnn White and Al Pillsbury.