POINT PLEASANT — To celebrate the contributions of hospital volunteers, Pleasant Valley Hospital recently recognized several members of Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Auxiliary for their commitment to serve patients, families and the community.
“Our volunteers are an invaluable part of our team and mission at PVH,” said Glen Washington, chief executive officer of PVH. “They’re professional, helpful and friendly. They do everything they can to make patients and guests feel at home. Our volunteers go above and beyond every single day, and we appreciate each one of them.”
The 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Chris Gillies, and Distinguished Volunteer Service Pins were awarded to volunteers who have given 100 or more hours of service. Honorees were awarded as follows: 100 Hours – Marcia Oshel, Becky Williamson; 200 Hours – Beverly Allen, Cecil Newell, Jennifer Nichols, Letha Rice, Carolyn Roush, Sherry Wallbrown; 400 Hours – Mary Washington; 500 Hours – Linda Critchfield, Doris Cromley, David Greer, Betty Hammack, Sharon Harmon, Rupert Rice, Dale Williamson; 1,000 Hours – Karen Bacon, Tiffany Bryant, Linda Calkins; 2,000 Hours – Marjorie Blake, Sue Collins, Evelyn Greer; 3,000 Hours – Marylin Higginbotham; 4,000 Hours – Valerie Hodges, Reta Thomas; 5,000 Hours – Diane Hood, Carol McDaniel, Helen Plants; 6,000 Hours – Roberta Swisher; 8,000 Hours – Don Spence; 10,000 Hours – Eula Hudnall, June Nibert; 11,000 Hours – Beverly Ridenour; and 18,000 Hours – Koneda Devrick.
Winners of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award were presented with lapel pins, personalized certificates of achievement and a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama. Auxiliary members and volunteers who provided 250 to 499 hours of service to PVH in 2015 were honored with the Silver Award, including Beverly Allen, Letha Rice and Rupert Rice. Volunteers who provided 500-plus hours of service in 2015 were honored with the Gold Award, including Marjorie Blake, Linda Calkins, Doris Cromley, David Greer and Evelyn Greer. The President’s Call to Service Award was presented to Valerie Hodges and Reta Thomas, who were recognized for contributing more than 4,000 hours of service over a lifetime.
The Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary was organized in 1959 to provide volunteer services, promote community understanding and raise funds for PVH. For more information about donating time and talent with Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Auxiliary, please call 304-675-4340.