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J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Volunteers Jane Hearn and Jo Whitsel were two of three volunteers honored for their longevity and active volunteer service to J.C. Blair. Both ladies, as well as fellow volunteer Pauline Hall (absent from photo), are over 90 years old and still actively volunteer. Combined, the three ladies have over 52 years and over 18,000 hours of service to the hospital. J.C. Blair is always in need of volunteers. For more information about volunteering at J.C. Blair, contact Stacey Freitag at (814) 643-8833 or sfreitag@jcblair.org or visit www.jcblair.org/community/volunteers.php.

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Volunteers Jane Hearn and Jo Whitsel were two of three volunteers honored for their longevity and active volunteer service to J.C. Blair. Both ladies, as well as fellow volunteer Pauline Hall (absent from photo), are over 90 years old and still actively volunteer. Combined, the three ladies have over 52 years and over 18,000 hours of service to the hospital. J.C. Blair is always in need of volunteers. For more information about volunteering at J.C. Blair, contact Stacey Freitag at (814) 643-8833 or sfreitag@jcblair.org or visit www.jcblair.org/community/volunteers.php.

J.C. Blair Volunteers Recognized at Annual Luncheon

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital recognized its volunteers with a luncheon April 24 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. J.C. Blair volunteers contributed over 11,000 hours of their time and talent in 2011. This year’s luncheon featured a cooking theme: “Volunteers are a Key Ingredient”.

J.C. Blair’s Board Chair Frances Vaughn welcomed and recognized the traditional and college volunteers, pastors involved with the hospital’s on-call clergy program, and board members of both the Auxiliary and the Hospital. On-call clergy representative Rev. Fred Hickok offered the invocation. Interim President and CEO Lisa Mallon thanked the volunteers for their dedication to the Hospital. Director of Marketing and Community Relations Chris Gildea shared that like ingredients in a good recipe – each of the volunteers contributes to the recipe of success for the Hospital.

Gildea and Volunteer Coordinator Stacey Freitag presented the volunteers with a pin acknowledging their number of lifetime hours volunteering at J.C. Blair. In 2011, this group logged 9,786 – 567 more hours than the previous year. Honorees and their lifetime hours include:

Jo Whitsel 10,710
Geraldine Speck 6,753
Pauline Hall 6,249
Jean Negley 5,881
Trudy Kyler 5,811
Zilla Wagner 5,015
Jean Shafer 4,857
Shirley Logue 4,695
Margaret Blanck 4,266
Jean Itinger 3,634
Henry Mosbey 3,549
Jean Brumbaugh 3,538
Diane Yost 3,523
Marilyn Miller 3,136
Alice Metz 2,425
Anna Mae Fouse 2,017
Eileen Moore 1,375
Linda Moist 1,402
Steve Kyper 1,306
Peggy Neumann 1,198
Amelda Weaver 1,636
Delores Miller 1,072
Jane Hearn 1,060
Mary Anne Kumpf 944
Peggy DeMar 915
Pat Chaundy 561
Ruth Clark 558
Kathy Amman 528
Pearl LeCrone 512
Pam Metz 473
Rebecca Lamey 438
Gisela Peace 420
Kattee Lindenmuth 220
Nadine Cramer 202
Cinda Impieroli 198
Starina Gardner 150
Derrick Rogers 138
Everett Watts 132
Myrna Watts 132
Lynda Kuckenbrod 88
Iralene Neary 84
Zae Mutlu 57
Debbie Lillibridge 38
Sean Waddle 15


Students also volunteer their time at J.C. Blair, including Juniata College HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) and high school junior volunteers who log hours during the summer months. Collectively, this group volunteered a total of 1,436 hours in 2011. Student volunteers include: Jennifer Arbella, Alicia Baker, Wilbert Beachy, Schuyler Beauvais-Nikl, Maura Belinda, Alyssa Bernstein, Riannon Bircher, Grace Braxton, Courtlyn Brown, Kiara Burton, Kim Creswell, Angela Curfman, Elaine Daubert, Nick Deebel, Valerie Deraville, Derek Deshaies, Jennie Everhart, Katie Gaffney, Katy Gaugler, Ashley Glinsky, Katie Hann, Erin Harshbarger, Melanie Hawn, Ellie Holesa, Veronica Jeffries, John Kelly, Shauna Landry, Kim Lohr, Nikki Long, Addison Lovett, Ryan McCarthy, Paige McKinney, Derek Meukel, Morgan Moberg, Otto Nagengast, Gunner Newton, John Orr, T Nang Seng Pan Sean Park, Sungouk Park, Lynn Pavlovic, Marissa Pedro, Barrett Richard, Jared Richard, Danielle Riley, Derrick Rogers, Kelsey Roman, Josh Rotruck, Megan Russell, Meagan Schneiderman, Jacob Sharp, Valerie Shore, Becca Shuke, Nicole Smale, Chantal Strauser, Becca Strohm, Brittany Strouth, Andrea Thompson, Amanda Waller, Danny Wargo, Will Yi, and Khim Mi Mi Zin.

Freitag offered a special tribute in memory of longtime Foster Grandparent volunteer Ed Roland, who passed away in August 2011. Three volunteers were also recognized for their longevity – Jo Whitsel, Jane Hearn and Pauline Hall. All are very active volunteers over the age of 90. Whitsel shared that volunteering allows her to be here and active at 91!

J.C. Blair is always in need of volunteers. For more information about volunteering at J.C. Blair, contact Stacey Freitag at (814) 643-8833 or sfreitag@jcblair.org or visit www.jcblair.org/community/volunteers.php.