July 30, 2010
During a recent recognition ceremony, Kenmore Mercy Hospital paid tribute to it’s more than 300 volunteers, including the following individuals whose outstanding efforts were awarded.
The Above & Beyond Pin, given to volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty, was awarded to Sally Hurley of Tonawanda and Nancy Acara of Kenmore. Hurley is a Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary member and has volunteered since 1990. She also volunteers in the Gift Shop. Acara has been a volunteer since 1993.
The Helping Hands Pin, given to volunteers who use their hands to care for others, was awarded to Barbara Nardecchia and Serena Todaro of Tonawanda. Nardecchia has been a volunteer since 1997 and serves in the Gift Shop. Todaro has been a volunteer since 2009 serves at the front desk and at the outpatient entrance.
The Hearts & Star Pin, given to volunteers who serve the public with their hearts, was awarded to Mary Doino of Buffalo. She has volunteered in the Gift Shop and at the information desk since 1994. She is an auxiliary member as well.
The Shining Star Pin, given to volunteers who shine with customer service, was awarded to Frank Doino of Buffalo. He has been a volunteer at the information desk since 1995.
The Commitment to Excellence Pin was awarded to Leona Brick of Tonawanda and John DiPasquale of Buffalo. Brick has been a volunteer since 1993 and serves in Human Resources. DiPasquale has been a volunteer since 1995 and helps with patient transport.
In 2009, Kenmore Mercy Hospital volunteers served 68,514 hours. Of these hours, 24,363 come from auxiliary volunteers, 42,046 hours from hospital and nursing home volunteers, and 2,105 from students.