Citizens Medical Center volunteers honored at luncheon

The Citizens Medical Center Volunteers were honored recently at a Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon at the Victoria County Club in recognition of National Volunteer Week.

Approximately 90 volunteers and CMC managers and staff from Administration were in attendance.

Volunteer manager, Glenda Gibbs welcomed everyone. She introduced the Citizens Medical Center CEO, Mike Olson who then thanked the volunteers for their service and recognized the many things the volunteers do for the organization.

The volunteers donated over $51,000.00 to the hospital last year. Donations consisted of 25 wheelchairs for hospital departments, 11 new rockers for the Birth Center rooms along with various other items.

They provide heart pillows for cardiac patients, teddy bears for children, a refreshment cart for families and visitors, and play an instrumental role with the new Cancer Resource Center. Eight to ten volunteers were trained to do wig fittings for cancer patients.

They also assist with other items available to them in the center. In addition, the CMC Auxiliary volunteers donated $10,000.00 for scholarships for allied health students at Victoria College. Along with the monetary donations, they also they contributed 17,822 volunteer hours.

Ms. Gibbs recognized 37 volunteers for their hours of service and Mike Olson assisted with the awards presentation.

The volunteers were given a gift and a lapel pin…Volunteers give from the heart.

The Citizens Medical Center volunteers play a vital role at the hospital with assisting patients and visitors at the various information desks, the volunteer gift shop and for their pastoral service. They truly make a difference every day.

If you are interested in being a volunteer and desire a rewarding experience helping others, contact Volunteer Manager Glenda Gibbs at 574-1500. There is a place for you.

Information from Citizens Medical Center news release