Susquehanna Health Honors Volunteers at Annual Luncheon Celebration
Apr 30, 2015 12:25PM
● By Erica Shames
Three volunteers were honored for reaching the 2000+ volunteer service hour milestone: Marybeth Croll, Patricia Lauchle and Sister Maria Courtney (not pictured).
Susquehanna Health (SH) recently paid tribute to its volunteers and their countless hours contributed at its facilities located throughout Lycoming County. The luncheon took place April 16 at the Holiday Inn in Williamsport.
“Our volunteers answer the call to service. Every day they embody our mission of extending God’s healing love through their work,” says Reverend John Charnock, Director of Mission Integration and Ethics at Susquehanna Health. “I am thankful that we have such compassionate, caring and competent volunteers. Their labor of love is a blessing to so many patients and staff, and we would not be able to offer the quality services that we do without them.”
The Millionaire Singers entertained the volunteers with vocal performances, while volunteers enjoyed an afternoon of lunch and fellowship in honor of their daily work assisting Susquehanna Health’s patients, doctors and employees.
In the past year, the total number of volunteer hours worked at SH campuses in Lycoming County totaled over 72,000 hours of over 700 volunteers in 93 different service areas.
“At Susquehanna Health we depend on our volunteers,” said Steve Johnson, President and CEO of Susquehanna Health. “Our volunteers play a vital role in helping our health system deliver world class care. These exceptional individuals selflessly and thanklessly give their time and skills to help our patients and employees, and they deserve to be recognized and thanked for their efforts.”
Special honors were given for various volunteer milestones achieved this year.
“The 2,000 hour milestone is considered a major achievement for volunteers and these individuals deserve the recognition,” said Charnock. “This year, three volunteers achieved this milestone: Patricia Lauchle, volunteer at Muncy Valley Hospital; Marybeth Croll, volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital; and Sister Maria Courtney, volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital.
For more information on Susquehanna Health’s volunteer programs, please visit SusquehannaHealth.org/Volunteer.