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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 front row, left to right: Diane Daake, accepting for Angela Voyles; Janet Kirchner; Marina Yakovleva; Beth Barks; and Melissa Heath. Back row: Steven Norberg, Charles Montgomery, Norval Merrick, Jayne Kane, Lonnie Gillette, Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of the OMC Board of Directors; Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO; and Ken Joplin, Chair of the OMC Foundation Board of Directors. Not pictured: Katelyn Atwell and Dottie Summers.

Certificates were presented to these volunteers for 10 years of service. Pictured front row, left to right: Pat Prosser, Mary Mulford, and Marguerite Svenson. Back row: Ken Joplin, Chair of the OMC Foundation Board of Directors; Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of the OMC Board of Directors; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO.

Certificates were presented to these volunteers for 15 years of service. Pictured front row, left to right: Phyllis Reece, Wilma Puckett, Trudy Miley, and Nona Oaks. Back row: Ken Joplin, Chair of the OMC Foundation Board of Directors; Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of the OMC Board of Directors; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO. Not pictured is Joreta Wheeler.

A certificate was presented to Jean Childers for 20 years of service. Pictured with Childers is Ken Joplin, Chair of the OMC Foundation Board of Directors; Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of the OMC Board of Directors; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO. Not pictured, Barbara Thompson.

A certificate was presented to Jerry Hambelton for 25 years of service. Pictured with Hambelton is Ken Joplin, Chair of the OMC Foundation Board of Directors; Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of the OMC Board of Directors; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO.

A certificate was presented to Joyce Maguffee for 30 years of service. Pictured with Maguffee is Ken Joplin, Chair of the OMC Foundation Board of Directors; Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of the OMC Board of Directors; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO.

Pins were presented to volunteers who volunteered more than 500 hours in 2017. Pictured front row left to right are: Kevin Lott with 1,060 hours and Charles Montgomery with 534 hours. Back row: Ken Joplin, Chair of the OMC Foundation Board of Directors; Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of the OMC Board of Directors; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO. Not pictured, Noval Willbanks, Barbara Thompson, Debbie McCary, Devynn Knight, Thomas Morris, Patty Wright, and Ada Kohler.

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