Last year, volunteers at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY donated a total of 53,472 hours of their time in service. That generosity was estimated as being equal to a contribution of $1,290,274.
On June 1, these three hospitals of the Bon Secours Charity Health System invited volunteers to a Recognition Luncheon. It was an opportunity for Bon Secours Charity Health System senior administrators to express their gratitude to the many dedicated men and women, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens, who donate their time and energy.
The theme of this luncheon was “Volunteers Touching Hearts Around the World,” an invitation to explore the world. And with the magic of digital photo technology it offered an opportunity to be photographed at any number of worldwide tourist attractions along with entertainment that featured traditional Chinese, Irish and Native American dances.
Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System, thanked and praised the volunteers for their valuable service to the community.
System Director of Volunteers and Event Chair Penny Mann acted as emcee for the day and told her audience that they were essential to the success of the Bon Secours Charity Health System. She added that their service had resulted in immeasurable savings in resources that can be employed to provide the best possible healthcare in each community where they serve.
Volunteers Joseph Nuzzi of Good Samaritan Hospital, Sam Adams of Bon Secours Community Hospital, and Patrick Colman of St. Anthony Community Hospital received Volunteer of the Year Awards.
The Above and Beyond Award was presented to Olivia Huang by Penny Mann who described her volunteering four days each week in three different departments as truly outstanding.
Guests also participated in a raffle for numerous gift baskets and certificates provided by local businesses.