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Evangelical Celebrates Volunteers During Recognition Dinner

May 26, 2015 05:28PM ● By Erica Shames

Pictured left to right: Evangelical Hospice volunteers Barbara Koch of New Columbia, Dorothy Anderson of Muncy, Tina Burgess of Selinsgrove, Karen Yeagle of Muncy, and Donny Fagnano of Lewisburg, attend the Evangelical Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

On Tuesday evening, May 19, 2015, nearly 200 of Evangelical Community Hospital's 539 active volunteers gathered to enjoy an evening that was all about them and the impact their time and talent bring to support 40 departments of the Hospital.

Since April of 2014, Evangelical volunteers have contributed 45,000 volunteer hours to the Hospital. In addition, 100 Evangelical Hospice volunteers have given 2,000 hours.

Held in The Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center of Bucknell University, the evening included a catered meal and a program. The blessing was brought by the Reverend John Dromazos, a welcome from current Evangelical President/CEO Michael O'Keefe was followed with remarks by incoming President/CEO Kendra Aucker, Vice President of Human Resources, Angela Hummel, and Nichole Weber, Director of Patient Experience ending the formal program. The attendees were then entertained by K.J. Reimensnyder-Wagner, singer-songwriter, who is also a volunteer at Evangelical Community Hospital.

New volunteers are always welcomed at Evangelical. The summer Junior volunteer training kick-off for youth ages 14-16 will be held on June 11, 2015. Anyone of any age who would like to volunteer at the Hospital during the week and on weekends is encouraged to call Evangelical Community Hospital Volunteer Services at 570-522-2549.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,600 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.

Pictured left to right: Edith Ressler of Milton, Wendi Wilver of New Columbia, Ralph Varner of Selinsgrove, and Melinda Wineberg of White Deer are volunteers at Evangelical Community Hospital. They are just a few of the 539 active volunteers who assist 40 departments of the Hospital by giving their time and talent throughout the year.


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