Pulaski, VA (May 15, 2018) - In honor of the recent National Volunteer Week, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski held a volunteer appreciation luncheon to recognize its 40 active volunteers and chaplains. Over the last year, the group has donated more than 8,000 hours of service to the hospital.
To celebrate the occasion, patches, pins or certificates were presented to volunteers who had achieved significant milestones, such as 5 years of service or 500 volunteer hours. Special recognition was given to June Quesenberry for 38 years of volunteer service and Brenda Schnell for 34 years.
Sean Pressman, CEO of LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, offered a personal expression of thanks to each attendee. “Our volunteers share the most precious resource around – their time. Each of them bring so much to the hospital, whether it be their skills, compassion or friendship. They’ve chosen to make a difference with their time, and I am so appreciative of that,” Pressman said.
Volunteer Coordinator Jana Beckner also offered words of praise to the group. “We are honored to have such a dedicated group of volunteers and chaplains as part of the LewisGale Pulaski family. I can’t thank them enough. Their selfless contributions, time and talents benefit so many. Our patients, visitors, and employees are assisted, guided and comforted daily by their efforts, reflecting our strong tradition of caring for others,” she expressed.
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski seeks to add new volunteers and chaplains. Some of the many benefits to serving as a volunteer include working the front desk, delivering flowers and visiting with patients. In addition to the rewarding feeling of helping others, benefits of volunteering include a free meal for every three-hour shift, a complimentary annual flu shot, and free participation in American Heart Association classes, including CPR and First Aid. For more information on the Volunteer/Chaplain program, contact Jana Beckner at (540) 994-8576.