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Taylor Regional Hospital presents service awards to Auxiliary volunteers

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By Cindy Rose

Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary volunteers hosted an awards luncheon on Dec. 4 in the TRH meeting room. With 56 workers, the Auxiliary has given a little more than 6,607 volunteer hours in 2007 to assist Taylor Regional Hospital.

Volunteers work at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, greeter and gift shop. The Auxiliary also collects canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of its service to the community.

Rachel Dunham and Virgie Gabbert were presented with engraved clocks for 20 years of service. Jane Wheatley, CEO spoke to the group and thanked them for their support and hard work. She also read a short thank you letter from one of the hospital departments.

Pat Webster presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Muriel Green, who worked 697.5 hours during 2007. Dolly Harris and Helen Rice were recognized as having reached the 1,000 hour mark and will be recognized by having their names added to the "1,000 Hour Club" plaque.

Betty Alexander, nursing services administrator, recognized all members for their service and commitment to the hospital and installed 2008 Officers. New officers are: Margie Leach, president; Dot Jones, first vice president; Dorothy Pierce, second vice president; Pat Webster, treasurer; Julia Judd, secretary; Christine Rogers, corresponding secretary; Sherle Clement, historian; and, Evonne Cox, Auxiliary call person.

200-plus Hours for 2007: Muriel Green, 697.5 hours; Jeanene Vomocil, 311.25 hours; Margie Leach, 278.25; Judy Benningfield, 260.75 hours; Pat Webster, 258.5 hours; Julia Judd, 254.25 hours; Iva Rose Burton, 237.5 hours; Virgie Gabbert, 234 hours; Les Vomocil, 232.5 hours; Sherle Clement, 221.75 hours; and Juanita Basham, 207.5 hours.

Sixteen additional members had 100-plus hours for 2007.

Cumulative Service Hour Awards: Virgie Gabbert, 4,000-4,199 hours; Gladys Pennington and Pat Webster, 3,000-3,199 hours; Rachel Dunham, 2,300-2,399 hours; Muriel Green, 2,200-2,299 hours; Christine Rogers, 1,900-1,999 hours; Iva Rose Burton, Margaret Kallman and Margie Leach, 1,700-1,799 hours; Mary Jo Hiestand, 1,600-1,699 hours; Julia Judd, Roger Sprowles and Lois Winfrey, 1,400-1,499 hours; Juanita Basham, 1,300-1,399 hours; Sherle Clement, 1,100-1,199 hours; Dolly Harris and Helen Rice, 1,000-1,099 hours; Lorene McNear Caudell, 800-899 hours; Betty Jo Phillips and Virginia Shively, 700-799 hours; Mildred Clark, Pauline Graybeal, Dorothy Pierce and Carole Whitley, 600-699 hours; Dot Jones and Judy Roots, 500-599 hours; Ruth Mardis Graham, Ann Hodge, Helen Kessler, Mildred Perkins and Frances Phillips, 400-499 hours; Anna Johnson, Hugh Leachman and Jeanene Vomocil, 300-399 hours; Judy Benningfield, Evonne Cox, Abbie Mings Wanda Moran, Loenell Shipp, Karol Simmons and Les Vomocil, 200-299 hours; Clyde Berry and Edith Mariz, 100-199 hours; Eva Curry, Phyllis Dorman, Eula Durham, Jane Horn, Myrna Martin, Hylma Minor and Jeanette Penn, under 100 hours.