Southeast Missouri Hospital volunteers were recently recognized during the hospital's Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Drury Lodge for having reached service plateaus. Among those honored were, front row, from left, Ina Nothdurft, 8,000 service hours; Betty Schoenborn, 6,000 hours; Ruth Edwards, 8,000 hours; and Kenneth Wagner, 8,500 hours. Back row, from left, Patrick Bira, Southeast hospital assistant administrator and administrative liaison to the Auxiliary; Teresa Golden, 6,500 service hours; Margaret Tunnel, 6,500 hours; Norma Sander, 14,000 hours; Bruxie Norman, 8,000 hours; and Hazel Eaves, 13,000 hours.Southeast Missourian
The recognition of volunteers who have reached service milestones highlighted Southeast Missouri Hospital's Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held recently at Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau.
The service given to Southeast hospital by volunteers and auxiliary members is a major investment, according to director of volunteer services Marge Nichols Sullivan. Over 400 adult, junior and student volunteers contribute more than 37,000 hours of service to the hospital each year.
In addition to coordinating fund-raising projects that help the hospital buy new equipment and implement new services, volunteers work within Southeast's medical facility as well as with Southeast Hospice, Meals on Wheels and auxiliary crafts.
Highlights of the recognition dinner included the presentation of a $10,000 check, part of the Auxiliary's $90,000 commitment to the recently completed redesign of the Hospital's Dennis B. Elrod, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology Center; entertainment by singer, guitarist and songwriter Julie Walker; and the recognition of three new auxiliary life members, Patti Lessmann, Marge Sullivan and Darlene Werner.