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Published on April 01, 2015

Volunteers honored for service with a smile

During National Volunteer Week, UHS staff and leadership will thank the many UHS volunteers at a number of recognition events. 

A special luncheon will be held at Traditions at the Glen on Thursday, April 16 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM to honor the women and men who serve as volunteers at UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS Binghamton General Hospital and UHS Senior Living at Ideal.  UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital will honor their volunteers at a luncheon on May 6,  while UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will honor volunteers at a luncheon on April 15 (Media coverage is invited. Call Community Relations at 762-2336, to make arrangements.)
During 2014, 688 volunteers donated 77,444 hours of service at UHS Binghamton General Hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Senior Living at Ideal.

Also during 2014, a total of 100 volunteers at UHS Chenango Memorial donated more than 15,000 hours of service, and 42 volunteers at UHS Delaware Valley turned in 2,517 hours of service.

“Many of the services at UHS would not be possible without the donation of time from our dedicated and compassionate volunteers," said Jeanne Carangelo, manager of Volunteer Services at UHS Hospitals.  "In addition, their activities contribute to the annual donations by the Auxiliaries to improve services and programs for our patients.” Dotti Kruppo, Director of Community Relations at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital said, "I am always amazed at what such a small group of dedicated volunteers accomplish and the level of funding (approximately $10,000 a year) they provide for us to improve the hospital and primary care centers. We are extremely lucky to have their support." Julie Clarke, Director of Volunteer Services at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, stated, “Volunteers are the backbone of our program here at UHS Chenango Memorial.  They provide services and support to our employees, patients and residents and are a large part of our Auxiliary’s fund raising efforts for programs, services and upgraded technology and facility projects to benefit our patients.”