Noble Hospital to Honor Voluneteers
“Touching Lives, Lifting Spirits”
WESTFIELD, MA– Noble Hospital will host a volunteer appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 20 at East Mountain Country Club, 1458 East Mountain Road, in Westfield, Mass., beginning at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon follows National Volunteer Week, April 10 to 16.
This year, the hospital will recognize six individuals for achievements in years of service or total hours served. Three individuals are to be recognized for having the greatest number of years of service: Arlene Hughes (1900 hours), who has served since 1988; Bev Kingsley, (2800 hours), who has served since 1978; and, Barbara Ross (13,600 hours), who has served since 1971.
The hospital will also recognize three individuals who have achieved more than 3,500 hours of service. They are:
- Jean Chistolini (4,100 hours), who has spent 13 years helping patients in the Admitting Department and the Noble Gift Shop
- Ann Fattorini (3,800 hours), a weekly volunteer in the Noble Gift Shop since 1986, known for her friendly customer service
- Rosemary Gavin (4,200 hours), who has, since 1986, assisted several departments, including Cardiology, Oncology, Women’s Health Partnership, and the Surgical Daycare Center
- Jack Wolfe (5,900 hours), who established the all-volunteer Pastoral Care program, and works tirelessly to share faith with patients and staff; and, who helps families through the bereavement process.
In 2010, 120 volunteers gave more than 23,000 hours of service to Noble Hospital. Many volunteers have given generously of their time and talents for over 10 years.
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year since, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents, governors, mayors and other respected elected officials. The theme this year is “Touching Lives, Lifting Spirits.”
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, in unison, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change—discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation.
National Volunteer Week is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to enable a nation to share ideas, practices, and stories, wherever they happen, and shaping a movement to re-imagine the notion of citizenship for the 21st century.
The agenda for the volunteer recognition luncheon is as follows:
11:30 a.m. to Noon Social Time
1:15 p.m. Introductions by Ronald Bryand, President and CEO
Remarks by Robert J. Bacon, Chairman, Board of Truste
Remarks by Donna Colavecchio, Volunteer Coordinator
Presentation of awards
Noble Hospital is proud to honor these outstanding individuals for their contributions of time, spirit, and energy. Noble is also proud to be your community hospital of choice.