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National Volunteer Week—A Time to Honor Those Who Give the Gift of Time

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National Volunteer Week—A Time to Honor Those Who Give the Gift of Time

Photo: Volunteers who have donated 1-100 Hours

Spring is a time to refresh, and a great time to thank volunteers for their gift of time and help renew their giving spirits. On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, more than 100 volunteers of St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center gathered at the Stonebridge Country Club for a recognition luncheon. Volunteers were honored for 100 to more 22,366 hours of service to the medical center.

Photo: Smithtown High Shool West Orchestra

Volunteers enjoyed the classics played by the Smithtown High School West Orchestra and were welcomed by warm words from St. Catherine’s Pastoral Care Chaplain Helen Hofmayer of which she quoted poet John O’Donohue, “May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul—May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.”

St. Catherine’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Paul J. Rowland welcomed the volunteers and reminded them that they are “ambassadors for St. Catherine of Siena” and thanked them for helping to make the medical center successful. St. Catherine’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center Administrator John Chowske also thanked the volunteers for “transporting residents to rehab services or to a beauty parlor appointment, and helping to plant flowers to enhance the beauty of our facility—thank you for all you do.”

Photo (L-R): Director of Community Relations and Volunteers Heather Reynolds, Executive VP/CAO Paul Rowland, St. James resident and volunteer Georgia Priebe, Chief Medical Officer Jason Golbin, DO, VP of Quality, Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs, HIPAA Privacy Officer Michelle Goldfarb, and Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center Administrator John Chowske. 

Photo (L-R): Executive VP/CAO Paul Rowland,  Chief Medical Officer Jason Golbin, DO, Northport resident and volunteer Anne Crandall, VP of Quality, Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs, HIPAA Privacy Officer Michelle Goldfarb, Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center Administrator John Chowske, and Director of Community Relations and Volunteers Heather Reynolds.

St. James resident Georgia Priebe was recognized for 22,366 hours of service and Northport resident Anne Crandall was recognized for 14,973. Both volunteers hold the highest hours of service to the medical center. The event was a time to recognize all volunteers and a special moment of silence was observed in memory, Valerie Linder, Adeline Cuomo, Josephine, Murray, Audrey Graf and Doris Gugiolotta.

St. Catherine’s Director of Community Relations and Volunteers Heather Reynolds stated, “If there is a community, an organization can withstand the ever-changing health care landscape, and our volunteers are a tremendous part of our success—so for today and every day, thank you.”

Photo: Volunteers who have donated 101-200 Hours

Photo: Volunteers who have donated 201-300 Hours

Photo: Volunteers who have donated 301-500 Hours

Photo: Volunteers who have donated  501-1,000 Hours

Photo: Volunteers who have donated 1,000-5,000 Hours

Photo: Volunteers who have donated 5,001-10,000 Hours