The volunteers at Wyandot Memorial Hospital were honored at an appreciation dinner at Splinter’s Café in Carey in recognition of the more than 6,000 hours they donated during the past year.
Volunteers received pins to recognize their years of service to the hospital from René Sherman, business development and support services specialist.
Twenty-year pins were awarded to Pat Althouse, Marcina Mason, Betty Needs and Helen Pool.
A 19-year pin went to Jean Byrd and Mary Hoerig and Mary Thiel were recognized for 17 years of service. Thelma Warfel was honored for her 16 years as a volunteer.
Joyce Koehler, Mary McGuire and Jody Snyder received 13-year pins, and Phyllis Brezina, Pat Brown and Jean Gottfried were honored with 12-year pins. Eleven-year pins were awarded to Marilyn McClain and Tom Menningen.
Achieving 10 years of volunteer service were Shelba Knighten and Rose Swartz. Nancy Brose received an eight-year pin, Kate Miner and Joyce Schryer were honored with seven-year pins, and Kathy Landversicht received a six-year pin.
Carolyn Bogard and Sue Marshall earned five-year pins, and Marilyn Baughman and Karen Beidelschies were awarded four-year pins. Three-year pins were given to Sandy Beis, Bill Bickham, Marilyn Olson and Wilma Savidge. Alice Earl was honored for two years of service.
Getta Allebach, Cletabelle Barnes, Evelyn Dennison, Mary Dunlap, Bill Knighten and Sandy Preston were recognized for completing their first year of service, and Robert Beis was introduced as a new volunteer.
Joe D’Ettorre, hospital chief executive officer, offered his thanks to the volunteers for the many hours contributed, and provided an update on services, new physicians and the construction project nearing completion. He also recognized Norman Gottfried as a special guest in honor of Gottfried’s donation to the hospital for a cardiac defibrillator, procedure stretchers and overbed tables for the new emergency department exam rooms, an elevating mat table for physical therapy patients and a vital signs monitor for the oncology department.
The volunteer program at Wyandot Memorial Hospital enlists the help of more than 40 community members who deliver mail, greet patients and visitors, answer the switchboard, provide clerical assistance, manage the gift shop, label medical supplies and perform other tasks as needed.