Southeast Georgia Health System Honors Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: April 30, 2010 – The Health System honored all of our volunteers at a special National Volunteer Week Luncheon on Thursday, April 22, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The theme for the celebration was “Volunteering...A Journey That Can Last A Lifetime.”

Honored were members of the Brunswick and Camden Campus Auxiliaries, Volunteens, First Steps Program volunteers, the Therapy Dogs of Glynn, members of the Brunswick Ministerial Alliance, and members of the following boards: Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority, Camden Campus Advisory, Senior Care Center-St. Marys Advisory Committee, Cooperative Healthcare Services, Inc., and the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation.

According to Kristin Doll, director of Volunteer Services, there are 184 volunteers on the Brunswick Campus Auxiliary’s active roster and 82 volunteers on the Camden Campus Auxiliary’s active roster.

“From March 1, 2009 to Feb. 28, 2010, our Brunswick Campus Auxiliary members performed 29,127 hours of service to the Health System,” Doll says. “And according to the Independent Sector, the leading authority in calculating the value of volunteer hours, those hours translate into a dollar value of $589,821.75. At our Camden Campus, our volunteers performed 10,160 hours of service in 2009, translating into a dollar value of $205,740. We could not accomplish our goals as a Health System without their loyal service.”

During the awards ceremony following lunch, volunteer Ivalee Roberson, was named Brunswick Campus Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, and volunteer Dot Brown, was named Camden Campus Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year. Roberson oversaw the management of the Brunswick Campus Gift Shop for more than 25 years and continues to serve there each week. Roberson has been honored previously as the Health System’s YWCA Woman of the Year and as the Coastal Georgia Volunteer of the Year by the United Way. Brown has volunteered since 2006 and currently volunteers in guest services and outpatient surgery, although she has served in the gift shop and other areas in the past as well. She voluntarily serves as the guest services desk coordinator.

900 Hours—Brunswick
Marion Clark and Jonell Thompson

900 Hours—Camden
Dot Brown and Georgia Stilson

800 Hours—Brunswick
Ivalee Roberson and James Walker

800 Hours—Camden
Curt Brown and Diana Cash

700 Hours—Camden
Peggy Hall and Becki Cowatch

600 Hours—Brunswick
Jimmy Allen, Linda Greene, and Faye Owens

600 Hours—Camden
Judy Cressman

500 Hours—Brunswick
Jean Farrant, Connie Johnson, Charles McCollum, and Barbara Smith

500 Hours—Camden
Jack Piper, Elizabeth Rush, Carol Vician, Carolyn Richardson, Joyce Galloway, Gail Stone, and Carol Swift

400 Hours—Brunswick
Larry Greene, Bob Hayes, Ertice Johnson, Dorothy Kastroll, Rheba Mathis, Elizabeth Scott, and Ruby Williams

400 Hours—Camden
Barbara Danielson and Bobbi Williams

300 Hours—Brunswick
Ruby Brannen, Tom Bullock, Janet Burchfield, Jack Carter, Donna Carle, Pauline Carson, Mary Lynne Cochran, Madge Comer, John Cowman, Pattie Crandall, Billie Croft, Rosemary Fallstrom, Dot Faulk, Christell Harris, Jean Holcomb, Carol Johnson, Ed Kehoe, Elaine Mainor, Frankie Murphy, Joan Scarborough, Ed Storch, Lea Taylor, Darryl Toler, and Katalin Vicker

300 Hours—Camden
Miryam Adame, Shirley Altman, Bea Berthiaume, Fran Elley, Geri Hart, Pat Hazouri, Agatha Knight, Madeleine Knight, Zernie Knight, and Willie Williams.