Cary Volunteers Recognized at Luncheon
Cary Medical Center volunteers and their guests were treated to lunch, musical entertainment, an awards ceremony and door prizes at the May 10th Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
Kris Doody, RN, CEO, gave an update on hospital activities and new physician arrivals and congratulated the 40 volunteers being recognized.
Nearly 60 volunteers and their guests were in attendance and enjoyed musical entertainment and a sing-a-long provided by Cary volunteers Alan and Kathy St. Peter.
Volunteers were recognized with hours of service pins in appreciation for their accumulated, donated time. “Our volunteers give so generously of their time to Cary’s patients, visitors and staff. Many of our volunteers also donate time in and around Caribou and surrounding communities,” said Nancy Bergin, Coordinator of Volunteer Services. “Our wonderful volunteers help support Cary Medical Center’s culture of caring each and every day; they help define who we are at Cary.” Cary’s Board of Directors and Auxiliary members also donate an invaluable and significant amount of time to our hospital, Bergin explained.
“Volunteering is beneficial for skill development and it promotes goodness and quality of life. Volunteering has positive benefits for the volunteer and for the person being served,” said Bergin. “Our Cary volunteers are extraordinary people with incredibly generous hearts.”
“It is an honor to work with such a caring, generous and dedicated group of individuals,” Bergin concluded.
Areas of service include the customer service desk, in-house mail room, Outpatient Rehab, Diabetes office, Speech Office, Nursing Department, Public Relations, Seniority Program, Cary Auxiliary Gift Shop, Cary Auxiliary, Maternal/Child Unit and the Jefferson Cary Oncology Center.
While most of the volunteers reside in the immediate area, many travel from surrounding towns including Hamlin, Mapleton, New Sweden, Stockholm, Limestone, and Fort Fairfield.
For more information on how to become a Cary Medical Center volunteer, contact Nancy Bergin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 498-1380.
Three volunteers were recognized for volunteering for a total of 50 hours. From left, Michele Gauvin, Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary CEO, Deena Bechtel, and Joyce Malone (not pictured).
Four volunteers were recognized for volunteering 100 total hours. From left, with Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO; Alan St. Peter, Kathy St. Peter, Betty McNeal. Not pictured, Carole Doody was also recognized for 100 hours. Nancy Mandeville, not pictured, was recognized for 200 hours of service.
Four volunteers were recognized for volunteering 300 or more total hours. From left, Debbie Chabre (350 hours), and Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO. Not pictured, Jo Ayotte, 300 hours; Sharon Pelletier, 300 hours, and Lloyd Olsen, 350 hours.
Three people were recognized for volunteering 400 total hours or more. From left, Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO congratulates Guy Herron for volunteering 400 hours of service. Not pictured, Jane Pinette, 450 hours, and Joanne Smith, 450 hours.
Two people were recognized for volunteering 500 hours or more. From left, Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO, and April Caron, 550 hours. Not pictured, Betty Walker, 550.
Nancy Solman, right, was recognized for volunteering a total of 800 hours. Awarding her pin is Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO. Also, not pictured, Karen White, 650 hours, and Judy Duprey, 750 hours.
Ten volunteers were recognized for volunteering 1,000 or more total hours. From left, Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO; Kim Parent, 1,100 hours; Delores Martin, 1,200 hours; Margaret Jones, 1,900 hours; Jan Corriveau, 1,400 hours, and Don Ross, 1,000 hours. Not pictured, Marge Edgecomb, 1,000 hours; Budd Caspersen, 1,100 hours; Diane Parent, 1,400 hours; Mary Ketch, 1,600 hours, and Audrey Silsbee, 1,600 hours.
Four volunteers were recognized for volunteering over 2,000 total hours. From left, with Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO, are, Joan Butler, 2,900 hours; Andrea Gallagher, 2,100 hours; Donna Small, 2,500 hours, and Barb Aiken, 2,900 hours.
Four volunteers were recognized for volunteering 3,000 total hours or more. From left, Betty Ackerson, 3,200 hours; Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO; Claudia Hitchings, 3,600 hours, and Dot Wakem, 3,700 hours. Not pictured, Jessie Thompson, 3,500 hours.
Being recognized for volunteering over 5,000 total hours are, with Kris Doody, RN, Pines/Cary Medical Center CEO, from left, Sylvia Bridgham, 5,100; Kristi Herron, 9,400, and Nancy Fletcher, 9,500.