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Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center recognizes volunteers

Bolivia, N.C., April 27, 2016 – At a recent volunteer appreciation event, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center leaders recognized the hospital’s 231 volunteers for the 31,031 hours of time – and the vital contributions – they contributed to the hospital in 2015. Traditional volunteers and volunteer chaplains were celebrated with a luncheon at 101 Stone Chimney Place.

We’ve gone from 58 volunteers 10 years ago to 231 last year,” said Deborah Rochelle, manager of volunteer services. “In addition, we increased from approximately 10,000 volunteer hours in 2010 to more than 31,000 hours in 2015. The volunteer contribution is remarkable.”

Special recognition was given to Marilyn Seidler, who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She has 4,249 hours of service and has served at Brunswick Medical Center for 18 years.

Three volunteers who contributed the most hours were also recognized: Kay Limon, 5,440 hours; Richard Seidler, 5,120 hours; and Diane Marinella, 4,913 hours.

“Every day, our volunteers give unselfishly of themselves, from the smile and greeting at the door to the assistance someone needs in the surgical waiting room or the gift for the new baby,” Rochelle said. “Our volunteers are truly exceptional people.”

Hospital volunteers hold several fundraising events each year, including uniform, book and jewelry sales, to support special projects at the hospital and outreach to the community. Volunteers use a portion of the funds raised to give scholarships to students who have volunteered at the hospital.

For more information on Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center’s volunteer program or to request an application, call 910-721-1493 or visit NovantHealth.org/Volunteer.

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016