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Taylor Regional Hospital presents service awards to auxiliary volunteers

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By The Staff

Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers hosted their annual awards luncheon on Dec. 2 in the hospital's meeting room.

With 61 workers, the Auxiliary has given 8,085 1/2  volunteer hours in 2008 to assist Taylor Regional Hospital by working at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, as greeter and gift shop.

The Auxiliary also collected canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of their service to the community.

Pat Webster presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Judy Benningfield, who worked 931 hours during 2008. Muriel Green also received recognition for Volunteer of the Year for second place with 929 1/2 hours.

Benningfield was also recognized as having reached the 1,000 hour mark. They will be recognized by having their names added to the "1,000 hour club" plaque. 

CEO Jane Wheatley recognized all the members for their service and commitment to the hospital and installed 2009 officers. New officers are: Julia Judd, president; Dot Jones, first vice president; Muriel Green, second vice president; Phyllis Dorman, treasurer; Margie Leach, secretary; Frances Phillips, corresponding secretary; Myrna Martin, historian; and Evonne Cox, Auxiliary call person.

Other awards are as follows.

200+ Hours - Judy Benningfield, 931; Muriel Green, 929 1/2; Evonne Cox, 432 3/4; Kay Henderson, 358 3/4; Dolly Harris, 304 3/4; Dot Jones, 301 3/4; Pat Webster, 294 3/4; Julia Judd, 274 1/2; Margie Leach, 267 1/4; Wanda Moran, 259 1/2; Juanita Basham, 247 1/2; Phyllis Dorman, 207 1/2; and Jeanene Vomocil, 206.

Thirteen additional members had more than 100 hours in 2008.

Cumulative Service Hour Awards

4,200-4,299 hours - Virgie Gabbert.

3,400-3,499 hours - Pat Webster.

3,100-3,199 hours - Muriel Green and Gladys Pennington.

2,500-2,599 hours - Rachel Dunham.

1,900-1,999 hours - Margie Leach, Margaret Kallman and Christine Rogers.

1,800-1,899 hours - Mary Frank Mayes.

1,700-1,799 hours - Iva Rose Burton.

1,600-1,699 hours - Mary Jo Hiestand and Julia Judd.

1,500-1,599 hours - Juanita Basham, Roger Sprowles and Lois Winfrey.

1,300-1,399 hours - Dolly Harris.

1,100-1,199 hours - Judy Benningfield and Sherle Clement.

1,000-1,099 hours - Helen Rice.

800-899 hours - Lorene Caudill, Dot Jones and Betty Jo Phillips.

700-799 hours - Evonne Cox, Dorothy Pierce, Virginia Shively and Carole Whitley.

600-699 hours - Pauline Graybeal, Ann Hodge and Mildred Perkins.

500-599 hours - Wanda Moran, Judy Roots and Jeanene Vomocil.

400-499 hours - Jacob Edwards (student), Helen Kessler, Hugh Leachman, Ruth Mardis Graham and Frances Phillips.

300-399 hours - Kay Henderson, Abbie Mings and Les Vomocil.

200-299 hours - Helen Clark, Phyllis Dorman and Loenell Shipp.

100-199 hours - Clyde Berry, Sharon Fryman, Eula Durham and Edith Mariz

Less than 100 hours - Lyda Adcock, Mary Baise, Caroline Carter (student), Eva Curry, Frances Curry, Henry Goff, Christine Greer, Erica Grider (student), Jane Horn, Jim Layne, Myrna Martin, Hylma Minor, Mary Murphy, Angie Scott (student), Charles Tennyson, Florence Voorheis and Wayne Voorheis.