Upstate News

July 28, 2002
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

University Hospital recognizes volunteers for service

University Hospital volunteers have contributed more than 40,000 hours of service throughout the hospital this past year. To recognize their efforts, the hospital’s Volunteer Services Department recently presented volunteers with hour pins for contributions of 100 to 16,000 hours of service.

“We were honored to be recognized for our service to University Hospital,” said Elbridge residents Carol and Hervey Forward, a husband and wife team who each received 100 hour pins.

Volunteers at University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University number more than 300 and range in age from 14 to 99, come from many different areas of the community and serve in a variety of patient care and non-patient care settings, including patient transport, pediatrics, nursing units, the emergency department, cardiology, oncology, transplant or in administrative areas, according to Volunteer Services Manager Andrea Kennedy-Tull.

For those who qualify, volunteers may receive free parking and/or meals as well as discounts for certain programs.
Individuals who are interested in learning more about volunteer services at University Hospital may call (315) 464-5180.

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