Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently turned the spotlight on its volunteers, celebrating their service and commitment at a luncheon at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
In 2012, some 300 volunteers ranging in age from teens to nonagenarians gave a combined 41,683 hours of service in departments throughout the medical center, Heart Center of Niagara and Schoellkopf Health Center. Volunteer drivers transported 5,731 riders on Memorial's CARExpress van.
Don Roulley and Joe Currie were cited for volunteering more than 1,000 hours. Recognized for more than 500 hours of service were Phyllis Corey, Bill Everest, Gino Forte, Diane Glynn, Suzanne Muller, Mel Ricker, Peggy Shenk and Alice Snyder.
Special recognition also was given to volunteers who served 25 years or more. Peggy Addoms topped the longevity list with 55 years of service, followed by Marion Baker, Ida Garrison, Alanna Wustrack, Mary Norton, Alice Avdoian, Anne Hesson, Anna Martha, Bertha Frank, Danny Giancola, Betty Augustyn, Donna Hindle, Jane Schroeder, Peggy Shenk and Ida Mayflower.