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Florida Hospital HospiceCare hosted the 2013 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to honor the nearly 200 volunteers for the 2012 calendar year on March 12. The themed event, Down by the Sea, was at Oceanside Country Club, 75 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach.
In 2012, Florida Hospital HospiceCare volunteers contributed 15,000 hours to the organization, at a value of more than $325,000.
"We greatly appreciate all of our volunteers' contributions," said Raeanne Cade, Florida Hospital HospiceCare Volunteer Coordinator. "While this cost savings was very important, our hospice volunteers most important contribution was in their connection to patients and families, as well as the comfort and enhanced quality of life their service created."
Barbara Cady, Florida Hospital HospiceCare Volunteer Specialist, recognized individual volunteers for their contributions.
"A volunteer's contribution touches the lives of many," said Ms. Cady. "Whether they are supporting patients and families directly or are staffing the inpatient units at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center or at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House or assisting with administrative tasks and special events, our volunteers truly make a difference."
The following Florida Hospital HospiceCare volunteers received "One Year of Service" pins: Patricia Alexander, Joanne Amicola, Jody Barbacci, Helen Biggs, Robin Broadfield, John Burgess, Linda Burgess, Elaine Carlton, Doris Claybourn, Charlene Cothran, Elizabeth Cronin, Louise Deckman, Joe Driscoll, Sue Fricker, Gerry Galley, Kathryn Garner, Mike Gleason, Jill Goldsmith, John Harrington, Jean Hill, Sandra Judy, Kathy Lowery, Lea Macquarrie, Bonnie Maguire, Rich McGowan, Bonnie Metz, Alicia Miller, Lee Mulvihill, Susan Pate, Lynne Ritter, Terry Shutz, Dortha Walker, Bea Walter, and Sherry Wingard.
Volunteers receiving "Five Years of Service" pins were Marge Canfield, Susan Cole, Marge Collins, Nina Ellison, Janice Faucher, Sheila Gaumer, Diane Gordner, Carol Gould, Kiralyna Halchishak, Alice Howard, Maureen Jarrell, Mildred Jones, Ann Matteson, Charlotte McBride, Diane Mettler, Linda O'Neill, Maritza Patterson, Helen Roberts, Nancy Rossi, Sandy Schaefer, Roberta Sebo, Judith Wendler, and Murph Zadel.
Volunteers receiving "10 Years of Service" pins were Chris Bezeredi, Ron Bezeredi, Frances Brunkan, Helen Fronko, and Wanda Kalb.
Volunteers receiving special recognition for serving more than 10 years were Mary Ellen Keck, Elizabeth Klein, Tim Klein, Teri Kowalski, Bill Roy and Edie Roy.