North Coun­try Hospi­tal Sa­lutes Vol­un­teers

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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.

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