Yesterday, Duke Regional Hospital recognized some essential members of our team – our volunteers!
“Duke Regional volunteers are the best! They serve throughout the hospital assisting our patients, their loved ones and our staff,” says Carol Swanson, MBA, manager of Volunteer Services and Corporate Communications at Duke Regional. “We hold a luncheon each year to express our appreciation for their efforts and recognize volunteers who have achieved milestones for their service.”
Individuals achieving service milestones in fiscal year 2013:
- Ron Fochler: 1,000 hours
- Cloria Lewis: 1,000 hours
- Jim Farrell: 4,000 hours
Louise Satterwhite, guest navigator and past president of Duke Regional Hospital’s Auxiliary, was awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2013.
“Louise has made significant contributions to Duke Regional both as a leader of the Auxiliary and as a guest navigator,” says Swanson. “Under her leadership, the Auxiliary made great strides in enhancing electronic record keeping and automating fundraising processes. These efforts led to increased funding for patient care and satisfaction programs. Louise also volunteers two days a week assisting with special projects and discharging patients through our Guest Navigator service.”
Additionally, Duke Regional recognized retirees Doris Breeze, Anne Gregory, Maxie Honeycutt, Patricia McIntre and Helen Stahl. These women have donated their time and talents to the hospital for many years.
Since the hospital opened its doors in 1976, volunteers have played a key role in helping achieve our mission “to care for our patients, nurturing the sick and strengthening the well, and to improve the health of the communities we serve.”
During fiscal year 2013, 196 volunteers provided 23,700 hours of service. Visit dukeregional.org to learn more about volunteering at Duke Regional.