HGB honors its 2014 Volunteers of the Year

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Patti Horn as its 2014 Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year and Kristine Hernden as its 2014 Courtesy Volunteer of the Year. Horn and Herden were recognized at the hospital’s annual Generosity Guild Appreciation Luncheon.

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

Horn was nominated for her “above-and-beyond efforts.” Her peers stated she always does more than her share during HGB Auxiliary fund-raising sales in addition to making personal donations. She was described as a “wonderful person who is always willing to help, has a take-charge attitude and has a sincere interest in the Auxiliary.” Horn has been an HGB volunteer since 1981.

Hernden is described as a very caring, loving and friendly individual. She is  understanding, and always willing to help others by picking up an extra shift or staying late when needed. Though Hernden is new to HGB’s Courtesy Volunteer team this year, she has found her niche – her caring, loving and friendly attitude help patients and their families feel safe and well cared for.

HGB has more than 140 active volunteers who donated more than 22,000 hours of time in 2014. 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.

“HGB is continuously inspired by the generosity and support shown by the greater Charlotte community,” said Barbara Fulton, director of community development. “We are grateful to have such dedicated volunteers like Patti and Kristine who are willing to share their wide variety of talents in HGB’s Generosity Guild."

Pictured From left to right: Patrick Sustrich, AL!VE Executive Director, Kristine Hernden, Patti Horn, Kevin Neugent, HGB Chief Information Officer