Hours of Love

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Floyd vol­un­teers pre­sented a record $285,000 gift that will be shared by Floyd Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Polk Med­i­cal Cen­ter and Chero­kee Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

The gift was pre­sented at the group’s an­nual meet­ing, held this year at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and rep­re­sents the hard work and gen­eros­ity of Floyd vol­un­teers, who give of their time and tal­ents ev­ery day.

“There are cer­tain things that we bud­get for each year and there is al­ways a list of things we are not able to do. Gifts like th­ese en­able us to speed up the process in putting in needed pro­grams and ser­vices,” said Floyd Pres­i­dent and CEO Kurt Stuenkel.

“Thank you even more for your spirit of giv­ing and the giv­ing of your time,” Stuenkel told the vol­un­teers. “That, to PH LV PXFK PRUH VLJQL¿FDQW ´ Floyd will use its gift of

WR KHOS ¿QLVK UHQR­va­tions to its Neona­tal In­ten­sive Care Unit. At Chero­kee Med­i­cal Cen­ter, $125,000 will be used for emer­gency care cen­ter im­prove­ments. 3RON 0HGLFDO &HQWHU RI¿FLDOV have not yet de­cided how their gift will be used.

Amy Astin, Di­rec­tor of Vol­un­teer Ser­vices at Floyd, said the gift is a re­sult of sales at the hos­pi­tals’ gift shops, pro­ceeds from new­born baby pictures and memo­ri­als.

“It’s amaz­ing that all of the vol­un­teers are able to put to­gether a gift like this and top them­selves year af­ter year. The gift is a re­sult of the hours they put in,” said Astin.

The fol­low­ing is a list of vol­un­teers who re­ceived ser­vice pins for hours of work they have done on be­half of Floyd:

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