Carolinas honors volunteers
Carolinas Hospital System recently hosted its annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon at the Floyd Conference Center. The event was in recognition of National Volunteer Week and celebrated the numerous contributions made by volunteers at the hospital.
In 2016, the volunteers donated 7,500 hours of service and nine volunteers donated over 300 hours during the year. Dan Allen, Lou Dixon, Bonnie Schenkl, Carol Turner, Ron Cann, Dee Dixon, Andy McCloy, Irene Brown and Pinkney Speights were each honored for donating more than 300 hours.
Volunteers dedicated their time to many projects such as greeting and escorting patients and visitors, assisting with discharges, serving as resources at information desks, assisting staff with clerical duties, volunteering at the Senior Life Expo and much more.
This year’s recipients of the Service Excellence Award were Geraldine Waters and Jim McCormick. The award is presented to a volunteer who consistently demonstrates a passion of volunteering with a positive and compassionate manner.
The Service Excellence and Most Hours of Service Award was presented to Pinkney Speights. The Volunteer of the Year Awards were presented to Grace Davis and James Davis
.The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a volunteer who demonstrates extraordinary efforts in his/her performance, attitude and commitment to the mission of Carolinas Hospital System.