Created on Friday, 19 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Mary Rutan Hospital recently showed appreciation for its volunteer Guild members during a dinner at the Bellefontaine First Church of God that coincided with National Volunteer Week.
More than 85 Guild members were in attendance at the event, which included an interactive presentation by Kay Frances, MBA. The motivational humorist who authored the book, The Funny Thing About Stress; A Seriously Humorous Guide to a Happier Life, reminded the audience, the importance of keeping a sense of humor and taking care of one’s health.
Some of the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild members who were recognized for their years of service at a recent appreciation banquet include, from the left, Betty Hunt, Barbara Allison, Susan Corwin, Barb Rees, Ruth Fawcett and Becky Meyer. PHOTO| MRH
Several Guild members were recognized for their years of service to the hospital. Those with 20 years of service include Barbara Allison, Phyllis Brunson, Celia Hooley and Betty Hunt.
Donald Cooper received a 15-year service awards, while 10-year awards went to Louise Dunham, Nancy Lambert and Barb Rees; and five-year awards to Susan Corwin, Ruth Fawcett, Wanda Fetters, Donna Jones, Becky Meyer and Marilyn Watt.
During 2012, the Guild documented more than 11,500 hours of volunteer time from 122 members.
“Mary Rutan Hospital is extremely fortunate to have such a large group of caring volunteers. Their genuine desire to serve others supports the hospital’s commitment to service excellence,” said Mandy Goble, MRH president and CEO. “We value and applaud the contributions these individuals make each and every day.”
In addition to the many hours of dedication, the Guild also makes a financial contribution to the hospital. Most recently, they donated new signage at the hospital’s main entrance.
Over the past 10 years, the Guild has contributed more than $280,000 for programs, equipment and capital improvements.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at Mary Rutan Hospital or how to become a Guild member, contact Christie Barns at 599-7005.