St. Peter’s Hospital held its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Albany County Club on June 5, acknowledging the hundreds of adult volunteers who give thousands of hours of their time every year throughout the hospital and the community.
From helping staff the St. Peter’s Hospital information desks, to providing service in the thrift shop and gift shop, to making pillows for heart and lung patients, or sewing camisole bags, volunteers at St. Peter’s make a difference for patients, staff, and the entire community.
“Each year, people remark at how much the hospital and St. Peter’s has changed and continues to grow. This year has been no different,” said Amanda Weller, volunteer recruiter for St. Peter’s Hospital, in her remarks at the event. “Yet, you all continue to meet each change with grace and a sense of humor. I continue to be struck by the intensity of your commitment to your service. It truly is amazing work you do.”
The event included the acknowledgment of volunteers who had reached significant hour milestones in 2016. Those recognized included:
Steven Allen, Diane Cagino, Priyanka Chitkul, Diane Deeley, Sondra DiDonna, Mary Anne Gunther, Theresa Harty, Beverly Igleburger, Susan Ikenhoffer, Jill Irving, Derrick Johnson, Caleb Lincoln, Judith Mayer, Shahnaz Mushtaq, Nancy Nichelson, Rosalie Novak, Shristi Shrestha, Karen Simmons, Anne Smolen, Geraldine Stewart, Robert Sweeney, John Tedesco, and Jean Marie Woodard
Myrna Bernstein, Paula Martinez, Donna Nanius, Sister Joyce Ann Ross, Nirmala Sankaran, Lynne Sherwood, and Donna Sullivan
Pamela Colello, Mary Femia, Joan Folk, Maryann Handron, Kathleen Lyons, Elizabeth MiCare, Christine Sawtelle, Karen Shulman, and Linda Vigars Amyot
Linda Chrystal and Nancy Looby
Norma Holt, Dianna McKenna, and John Rausch
Pat Antonucci, Maureen Bushey, Nancy Davidson, Cecilia Hernandez, Robert McNulty, Daila Morton, and Judith Sanders
Peter Hilton, Donna Minassian, Maureen Murray, and Ann Whalen
Michael LaFontaine, Julia Olimpo, and Norine Richardson
Sandra Brown and Margery Kirsch