Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) recognized the continuing efforts, dedication and service of its volunteer corps at its annual volunteer awards ceremony at the Crystal Peak Banquet Hall during National Volunteer Appreciation week on April 18th. Over 160 junior and senior volunteers donated a total of over 14,000 free hours of service in 2017. This number is equivalent to approximately $335,000 worth of labor.
CHH Volunteers, staff, leadership, administrators, and members of the Hartford HealthCare Northwest Region Board of Directors attended the reception to recognize the important contributions made by volunteers. CHH officials thanked them for sharing their time helping others. Levels of service in 1,000 increments were awarded to volunteers with pins. A sampling of this year’s awardees include Allan Bado, John Bazzano, Peter Baker, James Seitz and Jacqueline Stefurak-Harms all with 1,000 hours of service, Erzbet Takacs with 2,000 hours of service, Mary Yorker with 5,000 hours of service, Daphne Bobinski with 7,000 hours of service and Edward Potter with 13,000 hours of service.
The theme of this year was “Hands That Share, Hearts That Care”. The afternoon ended with a visit from “Elvis” who entertained the group with great music.
“I am amazed every day for the generosity each of our volunteers brings to our staff, visitors and especially our patients. We are so thankful for their kindness and countless hours they spend helping us. The number of hours donated is inspiring.” said Shelli Rhoads, CHH Coordinator of Volunteer Services.
Volunteers serve the hospital as transport aides, TLC ambassadors, lab greeters, patient representatives, and patient information and registration desk attendants. They provide services for The Center for Cancer Care, Hungerford Emergency and Medical Care in Winsted, Hungerford Diabetes Center, CHH Emergency and Medical Center in Winsted, in the Hospital’s Human Resources Department, Emergency Department, and Gift Shop.
If you are interested in being a Hospital volunteer, call 860-496-6349.
PHOTO CAPTION: CHH Volunteers honored at this year’s hospital Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon included (LtoR) Daphne Bobinski with 7,000 hours of service, Edward Potter with 13,000 hours of service, and Mary Yorker with 5,000 hours of service.