WMC honors volunteers at annual appreciation celebration

Released: 04/19/18

2000 Hours: Bev Nichols (right) 3500 Hours: Bev Christen (center) 4500 Hours: Anna Mae Kuhn (left)

Winneshiek Medical Center honored over 125 active volunteers, including members of the Auxiliary Board, Foundation Board and Board of Trustees, at the “Volunteers Build a Better World” volunteer appreciation event held at Nob Hill.

Luther College junior Morgan King, who serves as president of the Luther College Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, spoke of her experiences with the Habitat organization. She highlighted the connections between volunteerism and service, and shared examples from her work where recognizing the individual needs of others have built unexpected relationships, and in turn, a better world.

Karla Bakken, volunteer coordinator at WMC said to the group, “Volunteering is truly a rewarding experience. By doing the simple act of baking, sewing or even walking someone down the hall to their appointment, you – the volunteer – are making a difference.”

Winneshiek Medical Center volunteers are present in many areas, including the information desk, hospice, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Auxiliary Gift Shop, and at special events. Additionally, volunteers provide hand-crafted items for patients, help with mailings, share their gardening talents and provide for other needs, as requested.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities call the Winneshiek Medical Center Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036.

The following volunteers were honored for reaching service milestones in 2017:

Left-right: Marilyn Sensor, Ann Naslund and Sue Best. Not pictured: Pat Courtney.

Left-right: Ellen Sauer and Carol Baker. Not pictured: Kate Hovden and DiAnn Svenson.

Left-right: Dave Sweet and Marian Rovang-Rude. Not pictured: Arlene Dougherty.

2000 Hours: Bev Nichols (right)
3500 Hours: Bev Christen (center)
4500 Hours: Anna Mae Kuhn (left)


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