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Saluting our Volunteers

Lexington Medical Center has more than 350 volunteers who help our patients and staff each day at our hospital. This week, we saluted them with our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, which included an awards ceremony. Each of the award winners gave more than 500 volunteer hours to LMC in 2013. Thank you, volunteers!

Monroe Brown receives the “Volunteer of the Year” award for giving 890 hours of service in 2013. He's pictured with LMC President & CEO Mike Biediger and Volunteer Services Director Ann Bethea

Monroe Brown receives the “Volunteer of the Year” award for giving 890 hours of service in 2013. He’s pictured with LMC President & CEO Mike Biediger and Volunteer Services Director Ann Bethea

These ladies have each volunteered for more than 30 years at LMC.   L to R: Mary Young (43 years), Doris New (37 years), Inge Marks (31 years), Marilyn Bundrick (34 years) and Faye Smith (41 years)

These ladies have each volunteered for more than 30 years at LMC.
L to R: Mary Young (43 years), Doris New (37 years), Inge Marks (31 years), Marilyn Bundrick (34 years) and Faye Smith (41 years)

Dianne Hill and Fran Bond receive ‘Lifetime Member” awards for more than 15 years of volunteering for LMC.

Dianne Hill and Fran Bond receive ‘Lifetime Member” awards for more than 15 years of volunteering for LMC.

Lew Jernigan receives the “Community Volunteer of the Year” award from LMC Foundation Executive Director Tim James. Lew and his dog are pet therapy volunteers at LMC.

Lew Jernigan receives the “Community Volunteer of the Year” award from LMC Foundation Executive Director Tim James. Lew and his dog are pet therapy volunteers at LMC.

The scholarship committee and Volunteer Auxiliary president receive a $5,000 check from the hospital.   L to R: LMC President & CEO Mike Biediger, LMC Board Chair Jan Burt, Volunteer Auxiliary president Lynda Pittman,  Sandra Dodd and Rollin Mills.

The scholarship committee and Volunteer Auxiliary president receive a $5,000 check from the hospital.
L to R: LMC President & CEO Mike Biediger, LMC Board Chair Jan Burt, Volunteer Auxiliary president Lynda Pittman, Sandra Dodd and Rollin Mills.

Enjoy this slideshow of the day’s events with our volunteers.

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LMC Celebrates Volunteers

Each day at Lexington Medical Center, our hospital volunteers deliver warm smiles, beautiful flowers and helpful assistance to our patients.  Their work begins with small gestures. But their impact is enormous.

Identifiable by the pink and red vests they wear, our volunteers spend more than 65,000 hours each year helping us to provide the best health care with their unsurpassed compassion and commitment. They also play a philanthropic role in providing important resources for people throughout our community.

This year, the Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary is buying a new digital mammography van for the hospital. The van will travel around the Midlands upon request to provide mammograms at civic, social and church groups. The volunteer auxiliary also awards more than $60,000 in nursing scholarships each year to high school graduates and people pursuing continuing education in a nursing career.  And, last year, the volunteers raised more than $4,000 for our Emergency Care Fund, which helps employees in need.

Lexington Medical Center hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon this month to say thank you to our volunteers for their service.  Here are some pictures.

You can also view a video segment on our volunteers featured in “Speaking of Health” on WLTX.

91-year-old LMC Volunteer Receives Honor

If you visit our hospital, you might have the pleasure of meeting volunteeer Lona Pugh. Lona spends her days at LMC delivering cards and flowers to our patients — at the young age of *91.* She says she enjoys bringing smiles to people’s faces.

This week, WIS-TV honored Pugh as a “Person To Count On.” Check out the video below of an interview with Lona and WIS anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank. And thank you, Lona, for your work to make LMC a great place.