MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – This week (April 11-16) is National Volunteer Week. In recognition of the support that volunteers, auxilians, and chaplains provide to hospital staff, patients, families, and the community, WVU Medicine University Healthcare hosted luncheons to honor members of the Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center volunteer organizations.

On Monday, the Berkeley Medical Center volunteers, auxilians, and chaplains were honored during a luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, while the Jefferson Medical Center volunteers, auxilians, and chaplains were treated to a luncheon in the hospital’s first floor conference room on Thursday.

As part of both annual luncheons, volunteers were recognized for hours of service to the medical centers over the past year. Members of the hospital auxiliary, the organization that plans fundraisers in support of the hospitals, were recognized for the financial support they provide the hospitals. The chaplains at both facilities were honored for their volunteer efforts in providing spiritual support for patients, families, and staff.

In addition to recognizing the volunteers for their efforts year round, National Volunteer Week is also an opportunity for University Healthcare to create an awareness of volunteer opportunities within the hospitals.  

For more information on volunteering at University Healthcare, call the marketing and development office at 304-264-1223.

Top photo identifications: (Pictured left to right) Gail Mickey (4,000 hours), Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Morgan, and Kay Myers (7,000 hours). WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center recognized volunteers with the most cumulative hours during their National Volunteer Week luncheon.

Bottom photo identifications: (Pictured left to right) Ted Scott (1,823 hours), Helen Parkins (95 hours), Ruth Hill (668 hours), and Russell Scrivener (1,672 hours) were among the volunteers recognized for a total of 16,898 hours of service to WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center in 2015.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President for Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223