A banquet last week honored the members of the Scotland Health Care System Volunteer Auxiliary.
During Thursday night’s banquet Greg Wood, Scotland Health Care System’s president and Chief Executive Officer, received from Joyce Smith, Volunteer Auxiliary President, a check representing the dollar value of the volunteers’ time. It was in the amount of $612,767.86.
Wood said that as he looked around the room he saw a group of people who embodied community ownership.
“We have a tremendous group volunteers who year in and year out give thousands of hours to this health care system,” he said. “You give back because you want to, not because you have to and not because you get a paycheck for it. The 28,688 hours you gave to Scotland Health Care System this past year is equivalent to four or five people that we would have had to hire to perform the work you do. You do it all with a smile each and every day and you do make a difference in the lives of our patients and our staff. You take pride in what happens here at Scotland Health Care System. Whether it’s at the front desk, on a nursing unit, at the Morgan Center, or one of our other facilities, you show you care. Tonight we recognize some very special people who have reached some important milestones in their volunteer service. On behalf of myself and all of the board I say thank you for all that you do.”
Craig Ellis, chairman of the Scotland Health Care System Board of Trustees, also addressed the volunteers.
“I have come to appreciate the good people of this community. It’s people like you who make this health care system the jewel that it is,” he said. “On behalf of the trustees I thank you.”