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Morris Hospital Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Morris Hospital Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
June 22, 2023 Shannon O'Halloran

Morris Hospital Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

 Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers recently hosted a celebratory luncheon at the Morris Country Club to recognize hospital volunteers for achieving milestones in their volunteer hours and years of service.

In 2022, volunteers at Morris Hospital logged a total of 19,390 hours in over 20 different areas. Volunteer service allowed Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers to provide over 7,000 rides through its free patient transportation service. In addition, volunteers assembled 5,000 admissions packets for Morris Hospital patients, welcomed and screened thousands of visitors at the main entrance reception desk, staffed the hospital gift shop resulting in $25,000 in gift shop proceeds that were donated back to the hospital, and assisted in various departments and with numerous special projects.

In addition to recognizing volunteer hours, Morris Hospital celebrated volunteers who achieved significant milestones in their years of volunteer service. Thelma Campbell, Jan Hedenschoug, and Raymond Paulson were honored for 20 years of volunteer service, Larry Mitchell, Ray Lisy, and Ron Ragan were honored for 25 years, and Bill Akre and Char Orndorff were honored for 35 years.

While the volunteer appreciation luncheon has traditionally been held annually, this was the first time the event was held since 2019 due to the COVID pandemic.

Manager of Volunteer Services Karen Nowosielski addressed the volunteers at the luncheon and said, “We are filled with so much GRATITUDE for each of you, and we’re so happy to be back together supporting the mission of Morris Hospital.”

Morris Hospital President & CEO Tom Dohm was also in attendance and told the volunteers, “I could go on and on about the many ways your volunteer hours make a difference and touch the lives of so many people. Your gift of time means so much, and we appreciate all that you do. Thank you to each and every one of you for being part of our Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers family.”