Health System Auxiliary Names Volunteer of the Quarter at March Luncheon

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 10, 2008 – Long-time volunteer Ivalee Roberson of Brunswick was named Volunteer of the Quarter at the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Auxiliary’s quarterly luncheon on Thursday, March 5.

Roberson began volunteering at the Brunswick Campus 24 years ago after her retirement from Brunswick Pulp and Paper (now GP Cellulose). She and her husband Frank, a former hospital volunteer, have been married almost 61 years and are the parents of two and grandparents of four. She is a graduate of Brantley County High School and the Perry Business School in Brunswick.

As manager of the Brunswick Campus Gift Shop, she oversees the operation, stocking of merchandise, and scheduling of its employees, as well as works behind the counter herself—keeping the shop open 365 days a year with an all-volunteer staff. What was once a tiny space with very few items to sell is now a spacious gift shop stocked with everything from jewelry, snacks, and baby gifts and products to home décor, sports memorabilia, and more. All of the money made in the gift shop goes directly to the hospital to help fund patient care and equipment purchases.

“Ivalee is an invaluable member of our Auxiliary,” says Kristin Doll, manager of Volunteer Services. “Her devotion and faithful service to the Health System is remarkable and she is an outstanding example of what a volunteer should be. In addition to this honor, the Health System also recognized Ivalee’s outstanding service as our selection for last year’s YWCA Tribute to Women Leaders. She is truly an inspiration not only to those of us at the Health System but those in the community as well.”

Volunteers, from teenagers to seniors, work thoughout the Health System at both the Brunswick and Camden Campuses, as well as the Senior Care Center in Brunswick and St. Marys Convalescent Center. To find out more about volunteering, contact Doll at 912-466-1071 or visit www.sghs.com.