Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center turned the spotlight on its volunteers Tuesday, celebrating their service and commitment at a luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton.
In 2013, more than 300 volunteers ranging in age from teens to nonagenarians gave a combined 38,250 hours of service in departments throughout the medical center, Heart Center of Niagara, Schoellkopf Health Center and at various satellite locations. Front desk volunteers greeted some 48,000 visitors and patients. Volunteer drivers transported 4,861 riders in Memorial's CARExpress vans.
Don Roulley was cited for volunteering more than 1,000 hours. Recognized for more than 500 hours of service were Joe Currie, Diane Glynn, Pat Lenhart, Bob McInnis, Craig Moriarty, Peggy Shenk, Alice Snyder, John Zipp and the late Bill Everest.
Special recognition also was given to volunteers who served 25 years or more. Peggy Addoms topped the longevity list with 56 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, Jane Schroeder, Peggy Shenk and Ida Mayflower.