North Country Hospital Salutes Volunteers
This past Tuesday evening was a milestone for North Country Hospital Volunteers, who clocked in 8,500 hours over the past year. Merrilyn Barry, Director of 50 volunteers for the organization, hosted a dinner in the hospital’s cafeteria to recognize their service during National Volunteer Week.
“I have such deep, loving feelings for all my volunteers; a group of wonderful people from all walks of life. They live in my heart and make my day,” said Merrilyn Barry, having served in this capacity for the last 37 years.
The dietary staff put a delicious dinner together for those in attendance. President & CEO Claudio Fort and staff also added their thanks to the volunteers at the dinner. “The staff here at North Country Hospital is so grateful for the work you do and what is most impressive is the variety of skills and backgrounds we have – there are volunteers who have so much world experience as World War II veterans, retired corporate business people, entertainers with music and comedy, and teens just starting out on their work journey, just to name a few. We thank each and every one of you for the contributions you make to the patient experience here,” Mr. Fort commented.
Reg Alexander, a long-time volunteer, and a familiar face at our front desk, received a special recognition for reaching 2,000 hours of service. Judy Magoon, Volunteer Manager of the Window Box Gift Shop, who was unable to attend, has reached a milestone of 10,000 hours!
Thank you to each and every volunteer for your many contributions at North Country Hospital.