HGB honors its 2013 Volunteers of the Year

2013 Volunteers of the YearHayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Betty Rosenbrook as its 2013 Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year and Pat VanWormer as its 2013 Courtesy Volunteer of the Year. Rosenbrook and VanWormer, both from Charlotte, Mich., were recognized at the hospital’s annual Generosity Guild Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday, April 23.

Each year HGB volunteers nominate their peers to receive the annual awards.

Rosenbrook was nominated because she goes the extra mile to help prepare for Auxiliary events, putting in extra time and effort for fund-raisers, including donating her own supplies. For years, Rosenbrook has coordinated the holiday “Tree of Love” project, the White Elephant sale and the used-book sale, in addition to assisting with many other special events and sales. She consistently attends each meeting and provides valuable input, as well as serving as one of the Auxiliary officers for many years. Rosenbrook has been an HGB volunteer since 1999.

VanWormer is described as positive and well-liked by her peers. She is patient and understanding, even when challenges arise, and is flexible and willing to adapt as needed. VanWormer has consistently shown that she is happy to take on additional responsibilities to support her fellow volunteers and HGB staff. For many years, she has served as the Time Chairperson, keeping track of the courtesy volunteers’ hours, years of service, recognition levels and other milestones. She has been a courtesy volunteer since 1994.

HGB has more than 140 active volunteers who donated more than 17,000 hours of their time in 2013. Courtesy volunteers greet and assist patients and families, and help with clinical and office tasks within each department. Auxiliary volunteers coordinate several events and fund-raisers throughout the year that raise money for the hospital, as well as operate The Gift Basket, the HGB gift shop.

“Greater Charlotte in mid-Michigan has continuously proven to be generous in a multitude of ways,” said Barbara Fulton, director of community development. “We have a giving community that supports its hospital and our volunteers demonstrate these efforts every day. We are grateful and proud to have such a wide variety of talented individuals like Pat and Betty, who are willing to share their gifts with HGB.”

HGB has been the community’s choice for health care for more than 80 years. The hospital is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community.

Photo – From left to right: Betty Rosenbrook; Matthew Rush, HGB President and CEO; and Pat VanWormer