A fun and upbeat luncheon was enjoyed by the Witham Health Services Board of Trustees, Dr. Raymond Ingham, CEO, Hospital Executive Administrators, Volunteers and Chaplains at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon hosted by Witham Health Services on April 23, 2019.
Dr. Raymond Ingham, CEO for Witham Health Services expressed his and the hospital staff’s appreciation for the work done by the many Volunteers and Chaplains. Dr. Ingham shared with the guests the status of the many Witham Health Services projects that have or will be starting for continued growth and patient care.
Carol Whitaker, Director of Volunteer Services reminded the guests of the great value, joy, encouragement and support our Witham Health Services Volunteers continue to provide to our patients, staff, community and hospital each day. She shared that there are now more than 152 volunteers that help in 25 areas of the hospital and celebrated that the Witham Health Services Volunteers volunteered over 18,457 hours in 2018. The Volunteers range in age from 16 years to 96 years young. She shared that there are twenty volunteers over the age of 80 and 2 over the age of 90 giving their time to make a difference for our patients.
Carol Whitaker presented the Volunteer of the Year awards to Denise Long and Cindy Luper. Denise is the president of the Witham Health Services Volunteer Organization and volunteers at the front registration desk. Cindy volunteers at The Waterfall’s Edge Gift Shop throughout the week. The Waterfall’s Edge Gift Shop is owned and operated by the Witham Health Services Volunteer Organization. Both Denise and Cindy were thanked for their years of service to the hospital, patients and the community. Both Denise and Cindy have been volunteering at Witham Health Services for over 4 years.
Denise also introduced the Witham Health Services Volunteer Board. The Board consists of Denise Long-President, Jane Johnson-Vice President, Pat Kleeman-Treasurer and Helen Parks-Secretary. The Committee Chairs are: Margaret Jackson – Gift Shop, Patient Services Desk – Bruce Torrance, ACS Waiting Area – Juanita Ford, Cheer – Nancy Newman, Magazine Cart – Bobbie Owen, Scrapbook – Eleanor Hinton and Scholarship – Denise Long.
Witham Health Services continues to need additional volunteers. Witham Health Services Volunteers enjoy helping our patients, staff and giving back to the community. As a volunteer you can share just a few hours of your time each week or every other week, whatever your schedule permits. Please contact Carol Whitaker, Director of Volunteer Services if you are interested in volunteering. She can be reached at 765-485-8175 or cwhitaker@witham.org