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Published on April 12, 2011

LMH Volunteers Receive Well Deserved Recognition

Hundreds of residents recognized for volunteer work at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

View photos and complete story by LJWorld Health Reporter Karrey Britt.

Hats off to the volunteers at Lawrence Memorial Hospital!

They were recognized during the LMH Auxiliary 54th annual meeting Monday at the Carnegie Building in downtown Lawrence.

In 2010, there were:

  • 308 — adult volunteers.
  • 454 — college student volunteers.
  • 107 — junior volunteers.
  • 869 — total volunteers, up from 844 in 2009.
  • 65,064 — total hours provided, up from 60,252 in 2009.
  • 49 areas — where service was provided at LMH and LMH South.

Special recognition was given to:

  • Geneve Pohl, of Lawrence, who earned the Marguerite Lockwood Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • Jaclyn McCullough and KyAnne Hall, both seniors at Free State High School, who earned the Ryan Kanost Student Volunteer of Year Award. They were unable to attend the event.
  • Bea Carlson, Carl Craig, Don Gullett, Joanne Hurst and Reathyl Brummett who volunteered more than 500 hours in 2010.

In addition to volunteer hours, the LMH Auxiliary Board donated:

  • $15,000 — for a Panda Warmer for the hospital nursery.
  • $35,000 — toward the purchase of a new cardiac monitor for the emergency department.
  • $30,000 — toward renovations in the gift shop.

If you would like to become a volunteer, contact Allyson Leland, director of Volunteer Services, at 505-3141.

Better Health

Walktober® is a national walking campaign designed to boost walking and thus overall fitness. The goal is to get 150 minutes a week of physical activity. Aynsley Anderson, RN, Community Education Coordinator and LMH Walktober organizer states "October is an ideal time to start or renew a walking program; the temperatures are moderate and the colors spectacular. Join us! Get out and walk!"

 

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