Last year, volunteers donated a total of 53,472 hours of their time in service at the following hospitals: Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY; St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY; and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. That generosity was estimated as being equal to a contribution of $1,290,274.
On Thurs., Jun. 1, these three hospitals of the Bon Secours Charity Health System invited volunteers to a Recognition Luncheon held at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club in Central Valley, NY. It was an opportunity for Bon Secours Charity Health System senior administrators to express their gratitude to the many dedicated men and women, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens, who donate their time and energy.
Following a tradition that began four years ago, the theme of this luncheon was “Volunteers Touching Hearts around the World,” an invitation to explore the world. With the magic of digital photo technology, it offered an opportunity to be photographed at any number of worldwide tourist attractions along with entertainment that featured traditional Chinese, Irish and Native American dances.
Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System, thanked and praised the volunteers for their valuable service to the community. Among those volunteers recognized was Patrick Colman, of St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, who received a Volunteer of the Year award.