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Volunteers, continued from page one

  • Wall units for patient rooms in

the Trauma Unit and Pulmonary Medicine—used by nurses for computer documentation

  • Transducers used in radiology

  • Instrument trays and laparoscopes

for operating rooms

  • Vinyl gait belts for use by nurses

and physical therapists replacing older models to improve infection control

  • Message center software and

phones for each guest room at the Lewis Rathbun Center

  • Books for NICU families, “My

Brother is like a Baby Bird.” This book was written by the mother of a NICU graduate.

As you can see, volunteers have helped fund items that are both highly technical for patient benefit, as well as meeting those more personal needs such as the books for the NICU families and

the phone system for the Rathbun Center. The funds for these grants come from the profits of the Gift and Bean Shops, and the specialty sales sponsored by the Volunteer Organization such as the upcoming Read’s Uniform Sale.

This year’s Volunteer Recognition Week events include a breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel on Tuesda , April 29, a Health Fair on Wednesda , April 30, and a Memorial Service honoring former volun- teers on Thursda , May 1.

Volunteers will be honored with a cor- sage or boutonniere donated by Becky’s Florist on the day they are on duty. Please show your support and appreciation by saying “thank you” not only during this special week, but every time you see a vol- unteer on duty. “ olunteers are not paid because they are worthless; they are not paid because they are priceless!”

Memorial Service Will Honor Volunteers

A special memorial serivce will be held on May 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Heart Center’s Glenn Theatre to honor former Mission Hospital volunteers who died this past year.

Family members are invited to join volunteers and Mission staff to recognize and celebrate the contributions and the lives of these very special friends of Mission Hospital. Those who will be honored contributed a combined total of 56,231 hours of service to Mission Hospitals over a 41-year span. Please plan to attend this time of remembrance.

Blair Hellebush

March 24, 2007

Heart Center Waiting

906

Edgar Betty

April 2, 2007

Admitting/Heart Center Waiting

2677

Maggie Hansley

April 16, 2007

Information Desk/Volunteer Station

3552

Michael Rapport

April 27, 2007

Discharge Escort

720

John Touchstone

May 6, 2007

Emergency Room/Heart Center

389

Sol Golson

May 10, 2007

Heart Center Waiting

2624

Larry Hill

May 14, 2007

Volunteer Station

1575

Ira Lou Smith

July 17, 2007

Gift Shop

2881

Lloyd Remington

July 28, 2007

Library/A.M. Admitting/Lab Delivery

3232

Florence Brody

August 26, 2007

Gift Shop

18,840

Hilda Sorrells

September 24, 2007

Gift Shop

8367

Frances Gentile

October 8, 2007

Craft Volunteer

1865

Gordon Prutzman

November 1, 2007

Lab Specimen Pick-up

4763

Jean Ammen

November 19, 2007

Administration

6821

Allyn E. Weber

February 4, 2008

Discharge Escort

407

Art Green

February 23, 2008

Heart Path

172

Etha Harrison

February 28, 2008

Gift Shop

711

Marti Hawkins

March 12, 2008

Knitter/Volunteer Services Secretary

341

olunteer

Died

Service Area

Service Hours

151

Dog Therapy Volunteer

Megan

September 29, 2007

Michie & Fred Rogers’ cocker spaniel

Dining Out For Life is the Best Reason Not to Cook!

Join 7,000 other caring individuals on April 24th for break- fast, lunch or dinner, or all three, at 100 of WNC restaurants and 20% of your bill will be donated to support the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP). All you have to do is go out and have a great meal. How easy is that?

Last year’s event raised $123,400 to assist WNCAP in their mission of provid- ing compassionate care to area men, women and children affected by the AIDS virus, and increase awareness to “at risk” individuals through their Education and Prevention programs throughout 19 coun- ties of Western North Carolina. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, expens- es were only 3.8% netting an incredible $118,000, a fundraising record!

Several Mission staffers will host events at this year’s Dining Out for Life. Winnie Ziegler, Susan Male , Melissa

Hicks, Libby Flowers and Angela Jones

will all participate on site at local restau- rants to greet you. Information on which restaurants they will host was not avail- able at press time.

And when you visit a Dining Out For Life® restaurant on April 24, please tell them you are there because of their gen- erosity to this cause.

For more information and a list of participating restaurants in the Asheville area, go to www.wncap.org.

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