Memorial Hospital Honors Volunteers at Annual Awards Luncheon

May 10, 2018

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Memorial Hospital honored its volunteers on Wed. May 2, 2018, at its annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon at the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway, NH. 40 volunteers received recognition for over 6,500 hours of service in 2017, and a Volunteer of the Year was selected.

The awards were presented by Memorial Hospital Board of Trustee Chair Laura Jawitz, fellow Board Members Michelle O’Donnell, Mary Vigeant, Barbara Hopkins, and Memorial Hospital President & CEO Scott McKinnon.

“We are so grateful to our volunteers for their commitment not only to Memorial but also to their community. Their dedication and support touches patients and staff in virtually every department at the hospital, from the Emergency Department to Oncology to Primary Care. We’re happy to recognize all of them at this annual event. It’s impressive to see the hundreds and thousands of hours they have donated in the pursuit of quality healthcare for our community,” stated McKinnon.

2017 Volunteer Hours Awards - Memorial Hospital Volunteers were awarded Hour Service Pins for the 2017 calendar year. The total hours of service given to the hospital by the volunteers in 2017 was just over 6500 hours.

100 Hours: Ana Paula Cochran, Ted Sares

200 Hours: Lorelei Estes, Sam Johnson, Martha Mawhorr

300 Hours: Jane DeGregorio, Paula Swiercz

400 Hours: Nancy Brothers, Barbara Butler, Ann Marie Murphy, Arden Schoen, Ken Williams.

500 Hours: Curtis Hayes, Ed Lawton, Patricia Mason

800 Hours: Dody Coman, Marjorie Furlong

1000 Hours: Judy Botsford

1100 Hours: Richard Van Dyne

1200 Hours: Kim Henry, Shirley Van Dyne.

1400 Hours: Merle Weber, Lori Mills.

1500 Hours: Jeannie Poliquin

1700 Hour: Robert Terravecchia

1900 Hours: Geri Terravecchia

2000 Hours: Beverly Taylor, Maryann Hartigan, Ed Westervelt

2200 Hours: Ann Wilcox.

2300 Hours: Mary Thomas

2700 Hours: Susan Proctor

3300 Hours: Carol Westervelt

3400 Hours: Jim Tobin

3500 Hours: Judy Chesley

4000 Hours: Curtis Tinker

4100 Hours: Fay McLeod

4400 Hours: Janet Anthony, Nancy Ganley

4600 Hours: Clara Broglio

The “Shining Star” Volunteer of the Year award was also presented to Dorothy “Dody” Coman at the event. Coman volunteers at the hospital’s Merriman House and also serves as the Treasurer for the Volunteer Group. Volunteer Coordinator Peter Waugh shared, “The Shining Star Award recognizes a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to serve our patients, families, and the hospital staff. Each week she brings a smile to the residents of the Merriman House when she leads them in song with her ever present Ukulele and she keeps the Gift Shop staff on their toes when she reconciles the receipts each week.”

Those wishing to learn more about volunteering at Memorial are encouraged to contact Peter Waugh at 603-356-5461 or pwaugh@memorialhospitalnh.org. Volunteer opportunities are available for all regardless of areas of interest or experience, for any amount of time available great or small.

About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, family birthing center, sleep center, oncology, chemotherapy and infusion services and the Miranda Center for Diabetes. Provider practices include primary care and family medicine, behavioral health services, imaging services, cardiopulmonary, women's health, orthopedics and sports medicine. The Merriman House, a 45-bed nursing home specializing in Alzheimer's and other memory disorders, is also located on the hospital campus.