Volunteers are priceless to the mission of University Hospitals St. John Medical Center. They are the face of the organization, greeting hundreds of patients and visitors daily.
Volunteers at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center donate an incredible 50,000 hours of service each year! They were honored at a festive luncheon hosted at Avon Oaks Country Club on April 13. Robert G. David, President, UH St. John Medical Center, was joined by Dr. Robert Stern, President, Medical Staff, and Penny Evans, Volunteer Manager, in recognizing notable achievements in volunteerism.
The President’s Call to Service Award was bestowed on Teddi Gedeon, Caroline Grahovac and Rosemarie Slaght for achieving the milestone of 4,000 hours of volunteer service in a lifetime.
Anthony Iezzi, PhD, was recognized for 15,000 hours of service, while Betty Bennett was honored for 10,500 hours of service. Other notables included Ardis Radak (10,000 hours), Jackie Borzecki (9,500 hours), Marti Choban and Marlene Witouski (6,000 hours), Lillian Crimaldi, Gordon Hall and Bernice Milner (5,500 hours), Lois Wildauer (5,000 hours) and Penelope Gideon (4,500 hours).
A special moment came when Lynn Maitland, Vice President of Mission and Ministry, honored the memory of volunteer Marie Beebe with a recognition and gift to her family.