The individuals who volunteer their time and talents at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis each year are a cherished part of the team. They provide valuable assistance to both staff and patients. Currently more than 200 active volunteers are at work in the hospital providing more than 56 hours of volunteer service every day.
Volunteers were honored at an annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the hospital in April. The volunteers attending included Johnson Auxiliary members, foster grandparents, seminary and college students and volunteer chaplains. Sue Dismuke was honored with the Mark Lindstrom Volunteer Award of Distinction for her dedicated service as a volunteer chaplain in the hospital.
Also in April, the Johnson Auxiliary celebrated its 38th year of serving the Regional Medical Center at its Annual Meeting and Luncheon. The Auxiliary presented a check for $20,000 to The MED Foundation at the event. The Auxiliary was founded in 1973 and donates money from gift shop profits to the hospital each year. At the luncheon, Randy Britton was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award. Randy is a former hospital employee who began volunteering in the gift shop shortly after retiring.
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Sue Dismuke was recognized for her service to patients by David Chappell, Manager of Pastoral Care at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Randy Britton poses with his Volunteer of the Year Award.
Tammie Ritchey, Executive Director of The MED Foundation, with Pat Gesell, Treasurer of the Johnson Auxiliary, at the Auxiliary Annual Meeting and Luncheon.