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Hospital honors volunteers for giving ‘from the heart’

CARIBOU, Maine — Cary Medical Center volunteers and their guests were treated to lunch, entertainment, an awards ceremony and door prizes on April 20 in celebration of National Hospital Week.  

Kris Doody, RN, CEO, gave an update on activities and new physician arrivals at the hospital.  Nearly 70 volunteers and their guests attended.

Of the 70 volunteers in the program, 43 earned service pins in appreciation for their accumulated, donated time to Cary’s patients, visitors and staff. 

“These volunteers give generously of their time throughout the organization and beyond,” said Nancy Bergin, coordinator of volunteer services.  “Our volunteers help support Cary Medical Center’s culture of caring each and every day.”

Cary’s Board of Directors and Auxiliary members also donate an invaluable and significant amount of time to our hospital, Bergin explained.

“Awards and recognition aside, our volunteers truly give from the heart.  They enjoy giving back to their community, the interaction with staff, and the overall social aspect of volunteering,” she said.  “It is an honor to work with such a caring, generous and dedicated group of individuals.”  

Areas of service include the customer service desk, in-house mail room, Outpatient Rehab, Diabetes office, Nursing Department, Public Relations, Seniority Program, Cary Auxiliary Gift Shop, Cary Auxiliary, Maternal/Child Unit and the Jefferson Cary Oncology Center. 

While most of the volunteers reside in the immediate area, many travel from surrounding towns including Hamlin, Mapleton, New Sweden, Stockholm, Limestone, and Fort Fairfield.        

For more information on how to become a Cary Medical Center volunteer, contact Bergin at nbergin@carymed.org or 498-1380.           

Submitted by the Community Relations and Development Office of Cary Medical Center.

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