Pulaski, VA, May, 2015 – In honor of National Volunteer Week in April, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski recently held a volunteer appreciation lunch to recognize its 46 active volunteers and chaplains. Over the last year, they have donated more than 7,000 hours of service to the hospital.

To celebrate the occasion, volunteers who had achieved significant milestones, 5 years of service or 500 volunteer hours, were presented with special pins. Special recognition was also given to Sheila Nelson for the most hours to date with 10,000 hours of service to the hospital and June Quesenberry for her 35 years as a volunteer.

“There are several things that make an organization great,” said CEO Derek Vance during the ceremony. “But the most important factor is the personal touch that we provide every day to the people that come through our doors. Our volunteers are a big part of that.”

“We are honored to have such a dedicated group of volunteers as part of the LewisGale family,” said Jana Beckner, Volunteer Services Coordinator. “Their selfless contribution to our hospital benefits not only our patients but our employees as well. We can’t thank them enough for all they do.”

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski always welcomes the opportunity for new volunteers and chaplains. Volunteers serve in a variety of ways at the hospital from working the front desk to delivering flowers and visiting with patients. They also receive a few perks include a free meal per 3-hours shift works, an annual complimentary flu shot, and free volunteer jacket.

volunteer luncheon

For more information on the Volunteer/Chaplain program, contact Jana Beckner at 540.994.8414.