Contact: Marion Ciciarelli
Oswego Health honored its volunteers and auxilians at a special luncheon held during National Volunteer Week at Springside at Seneca Hill.
More than 60 volunteers and auxilians attended the event that thanks those who donate their time and talents that help to ensure that exceptional healthcare is available locally.
Oswego Health President and CEO Chuck Gijanto told the Volunteers and auxilians the work they do is very much appreciated by the health system. “You make the equation complete,” he said. “We can’t do what we do every day without you folks. You touch virtually everything that goes on in our organization.”
He had special recognition for Emma Corradino, who has been volunteering her time at Oswego Hospital for 30 years. “That is a career, and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you, as well as all the other volunteers for all that you do.”
The volunteers who celebrated milestone years and those who donated the most hours this past year were honored at the luncheon. Seated from left are Terri Smith, 25 years; Emma Corradino, 30 years; and Gladys Little, 15 years. Standing from left are Wanda Watkins, ten years; Don White, five years; Orlando Testi, who has volunteered 630 hours, the second most of any volunteer; Maurice “Mo” Laws, who volunteered the most hours this year, with 1,600; Arlene Townsend, ten years; and Dawn Smith, Oswego Health Volunteer/Clinical Support Coordinator.
Residents interested in volunteering at Oswego Health, can call Smith at 349-5566.