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OMC Volunteers Honored for Service

OMC Volunteers Honored for Service

Ozarks Medical Center’s (OMC) recognized its volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner held recently. Volunteers work at the information desks, gift shop, thrift store, as chaplains, and as hospice volunteers. Some of the duties of an OMC volunteer include greeting visitors, giving directions, escorting visitors to destinations, keeping coffee stations neat and tidy, wheeling discharged patients to cars, and deliveries of flowers, mail and meal trays. Those working in the gift shop or thrift store do retail type work such as stocking shelves, keeping things neat, pricing items and making displays.

Volunteers work at OMC because they want to help others. That enthusiasm is contagious. They have fun and enjoy the work that they do and in turn they make visitors feel more at ease and welcome. They do a variety of duties that allow the paid staff to continue serving patients without interruption and allow for quicker service to those who are waiting.

There are as many reasons to volunteer as there are volunteers, but the one thing that almost all of them say is that at the end of the day it feels really good to know that you helped someone. Volunteers are people who want to make a difference.

For more information about volunteering, contact Dianne Hoover at 417-293-9969.

Certificates were presented to these volunteers for 5 years of service. Pictured left to right: Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO; Joyce Foster; Evelyn Correll; John Good; Carole Datta; Gene Bates; Kathy Muir; Lisa Shipp; Norman Carte; and Linda Thompson. (Not pictured: Fred Seilhan, Loren Agrue, Dr. John Barrett, and Marie Whiteside.)

Certificates were presented to these volunteers for 15 years of service. Pictured left to right: Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO; Donna Shipley; Erman Croney; Monyeen Adair; Lillian Gunter; and Kurt Abbey, Chief Nursing Officer.

Pins were presented to volunteers who volunteered more than 500 hours in 2016. Pictured left to right are: Kevin Lott, Chuck Hubbell, Charles Montgomery, and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO.

A pin was presented to the volunteer who volunteered more than 1000 hours in 2016. Pictured left to right are: Kurt Abbey, Chief Nursing Officer; Devynn Knight; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO. Dale Kirkham, not present, was awarded a pin for volunteering more than 2000 hours in 2016.

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