Abbeville Area Medical Center Volunteers Honored
Abbeville Area Medical Center hosted a special recognition dinner for the hospital Auxiliary at the Civic Center on April 17th honoring the more than 5,000 hours of service given by members last year.
Meg Davis, Marketing, Foundation & Volunteer Services Director, greeted those in attendance and talked about how much volunteers enrich the experience patients and their families have at AAMC.
Davis also stated that had AAMC paid them for the time they gave, it would have totaled almost $85,400.00, based on the South Carolina average pay rate for volunteers.
Auxiliary President Thelma Woody presented pins to the volunteers based on the number of hours they had given during their years of service. Sennia Wilson of Abbeville was honored for volunteering more than 4,000 cumulative hours – the most hours given by any volunteer. Bruce Fox of Abbeville was also recognized for giving 324 hours during 2011/12, the most given by any volunteer.
May Hutchinson of Abbeville presented a program about the history of Abbeville.
“The help and support you give to both our staff members and our patients is invaluable,” stated Rich Osmus, AAMC CEO. “We are very fortunate to have volunteers who are willing to give so much of themselves in so many ways.”
Recognition for cumulative hours of volunteer service was as follows: 100 hours – Betty Dansby, Martha Jackson, Gale King, Julius King and Juanita Walton; 200 hours - Robert Hawkins, Harvey Lansing, Hattie Paul and Shirley Wilson; 300 hours – Jackie Calhoun, Rose Childers, Floree Cowan, Lottie Ibell, Betty Moss and Pauline Simmons; 400 hours – Doris Bollman, Alice Burgan, Juliette Burnett, Milton Mims, and Willie Bell Wright; 500 hours – Louise Aikens, Mary Barnette, Cletta Brewer, Dale Osmus, and Thelma Woody; 600 hours – Mary Smith; 700 hours - Josephine Martin; 800 hours – Verlie Smith; 900 hours – Jackie Brown and Frances Lewis; 1,100 hours – Adelaide DuPre and Jennie Leverich; 1,200 hours – Virginia Bailey; 1,400 hours - Bruce Fox; 2,000 hours – Evelyn Fossett; 3,400 hours – Mary Olsen; 4,000 – Sennia Wilson.
Evelyn Bounds, Bertha Crawford, Gloria Dougherty, Jo Henry, Lena Johnson, Kay Lewis, Ruth Merritt, Seleda Mims, Venice Schrimp, Suzanne Smith, Karen Stacy, Alan Sturm and Barbara Sumner were also recognized for their service.