Bothwell Honors Volunteers at Luncheon

Bothwell Regional Health Center honored its volunteers from the American Red Cross, the Bothwell Auxiliary and the Chaplain Corps at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday (April 19) at First United Methodist Church’s Celebration Center.

Volunteers were recognized for their hours of service to the hospital. There are more than 200 volunteers at Bothwell Regional Health Center (BRHC), and in 2017 they donated almost 26,000 total hours of service valued at over $620,000. In addition, the three volunteers in the Chaplain Corps donated 705 hours to the hospital.

“We are here to celebrate the tremendous service you provide and the impact you make on Bothwell and the patients we serve,” said BRHC CEO Jimmy Robertson. “I truly can’t thank you enough for all that you do for the hospital.”

Steve Barnes received the Ida Hoffman Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Red Cross. He volunteered 949 hours at the hospital in 2017. Other nominees for the Ida Hoffman Award were Marian Tilman and Frieda Ingram.

Karen Kay Taylor received the Marian Tempel Volunteer of the Year Award from the Bothwell Auxiliary. Taylor volunteered 569 hours at the hospital in 2017. Other nominees for the Marian Tempel Award were Donna Peakes and Anna Craig.

Nomination criteria for the American Red Cross and the Bothwell Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year awards are based on service, character and dedication. Group members then vote to select the winners.

Bothwell Chaplain Rob Ayers pointed out the Chaplain Corps volunteers also often volunteer for the Auxiliary or Red Cross. Jim Monroe, for example, donated 235 hours to the Chaplain Corps, in addition to about 700 hours to the Red Cross and another 400 hours to the Auxiliary.