Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital Guild Honors Volunteers, Makes Donation to Hospital and Names Scholarship Winners
The Guild of Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital held its annual Volunteers Awards Luncheon in May.
At the luncheon, the Guild named Susan Combs as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
“Susan arrives early 6:45am and takes her place at her desk preparing to help patients and families as they arrive for the day. She serves humbly and with a gentle spirit to care for the patients and families in her department and stays every day until the last patient is discharged. She is a volunteer with a heart of gold and cares for all our patients and families,” said Tracy Taylor, Clermont Hospital Volunteer Director.
The Guild also presented certificates of achievement to volunteers for the hours of service they have provided, including:
- Florence Smith, 9,000 hours
- Viola Sibert and Dorothy Taylor, 8,000 hours
- Mary Weber, 6,000 hours
- Denise Furuya and Bettie Wolfer, 4,000 hours
- William Quallen, 3,000 hours
- Judy Rhodes, 2,000 hours
- Susan Combs, Mark Morehouse and Judy Walsh, 1,000 hours
- Robert Camery, Bonnie Frey, Judith Law, Kay Luccasen, Bonnie Morrison and Connie Vaughn, 500 hours
- Beverly Callahan, Carol Davis, Mary Garbutt, Ray Geers, Deborah Hall, Judy Hargrave, Debhora Herron, Andrew Hess, Reta Howard, Patricia McAfee, James Nichols, Michael Puckett, Patricia Wahl, Scott Ware, 100 hours
During the luncheon, the Guild also presented an additional $15,000 to the hospital, bringing its 2016 fundraising to $30,000. The Guild’s donation supported the purchase of equipment and other items that support patient care in the hospital.
Additionally, the Guild announced that it was awarding three $1,000 scholarships to local high school students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. This year’s scholarship winners included:
- Scarlet Baird, Western Brown High School, studying speech pathology at Ohio University
- Kayla Diekmann, Clermont Northeastern High School, studying nursing at Capital University
- Katherine Kelley, Clermont Northeastern High School, studying nursing at Ohio University
The Guild of Clermont Hospital raises funds for charitable care and equipment purchases that help the hospital provide top quality patient care.