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Mercer Health saluted their Volunteer Association at a special ceremony held recently at the Romer’s Entertainment Facility in St. Henry, Ohio. The over 250 volunteers were applauded for donating over 18,600 hours of their time during 2011.
Jane Wilker was honored for reaching 6,000 hours of service, and Vi Luthman was recognized for achieving the 4,000 hours mark in 2011. Adult volunteers honored for surpassing the 3,000 hours mark during the past year were Marie Eyink and Laura Wendel.
Barb Benner, Mary Meier, Werner Prenger, Marge Stover, and Connie Wynk were recognized for achieving 1,000 hours of donated time to Mercer Health.
The 500 hours pins were given to Carole Carr, Glenna Deitsch, Brenda Grieshop, Connie Guggenbiller, Alfreda Lochtefeld, Jan Steinbrunner, Jeanette Wellman and Phyllis Westegerdes. Recognized for reaching 250 hours of service were Katie Alig, Ken Gelhaus, Kristine Heiby, Janet Hummel, Trudy Nerderman, Diana Schulze, Rita Snider, Andrea Van Horn, Kathy Webster, Lee Wissman, Rita Wissman, and Jane Woods..
Teen volunteers who donated 50 or more hours in 2011 included Travis Goettemoeller, Shantel Leon, and Abby Weitzel.
In addition to the awards presentation, a brief business meeting was held. During that meeting, the Volunteer Association Director Jane Stammen reviewed the accomplishments for the past year. She stated that over 250 volunteers donated over 18,600 hours in 2011. She said, “The Hospitality Gift Shop continues to grow at its new location. Our other projects continue to grow.”
The Association President Henry Lefeld, reported that the Volunteer group has pledged over $10,000 for the upcoming year. Part of this contribution will be used for the third floor Family Waiting Area renovation project, and another portion will be used to purchase a granite bench that will be a part of a landscaping project at the West Entrance of the hospital. A blanket External Fluid Monitor for the Surgery Department will also be purchased.
The money raised by the teen volunteers in 2011 was used to purchase a Distraction Cart. This cart will be used for children in the Emergency Department or in any of the medical-surgical units to help them become more comfortable in a mysterious surrounding.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by Steve Rosenbeck.
Over 250 volunteers were honored at the Mercer Health Volunteer Recognition Dinner held at Romer’s Entertainment Facility in St. Henry. Among those receiving awards were (from left, front row) Jane Woods, Ruth Nerderman, Marie Eyink, Vi Luthman, Carole Carr, Phyllis Westegerdes, Jeanette Wellman, Glenna Deitsch, and Jan Steinbrunner. In the back row (from left) are Chief Executive Officer Paula Detterman, Werner Prenger, Janet Hummel, Kristine Heiby, Andrea Van Horn, Dianna Schulze, Mary Meier, Jane Wilker, Alfreda Lochtefeld, Connie Wynk, Connie Guggenbiller, Director of Volunteers Jane Stammen, and Marge Stover. Absent are Brenda Grieshop, Laura Wendel, Barb Benner, Ken Gelhaus, Katie Alig, Kathy Webster, Rita Snider, Trudy Maruna, and Rita and Lee Wissman.