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Stephanie Armstrong-Helton

Honoring Volunteers During National Celebration
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Port Huron, MI…Honoring the dedication and devotion of its corps of more than 140 active volunteers, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) will highlight the contributions of member of the Mercy Auxiliary Volunteer Organization (MAVO) at a special Volunteer Recognition Dinner planned in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 10 - 16.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope and offers the community an opportunity to celebrate ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service.

SJMPH is proud of the work of its volunteers as they elevate the level of quality and directed health care service available in the community.

“From our volunteer Board of Trustees and committee members to those MAVO members who interact daily with patients, make deliveries to departments, greet guests at our front door, welcome patients into the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health, knit or sew blankets and prayer shawls for cancer patients, distribute scholarship money to secondary education students, or say a prayer or chat with a patient at the bedside, our volunteers are at the heart of all we do,” comments Peter Karadjoff, President & CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. We are extremely pleased to be able to take this week to honor them and their extraordinary efforts.

During the annual dinner, volunteers will be awarded for their time of service, and the Volunteer of the Year will be named. The Volunteer of the Year award will be presented to one of the following MAVO members who have been named a Volunteer of the Month:
• Barbara Heinen
• Marilyn Moss
• Joan O’Brien
• Betty Scott
• Bill Suliot
• Esther Vasquez
• Jim McDonald
• Sally McDonald
• Maureen Blackman
• Delores Chapman
• Jim Opferman
• Grace DeValer

“National Volunteer Week embodies the energy and power volunteers evoke on a daily basis as they lead by example — not only encouraging the people they help, but motivating others to serve as well,” concludes Karadjoff. “We are grateful to honor the service of all volunteers throughout the community.”

To find a St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron physician near you, visit SJMPH online at:; or call toll-free 1-888-MERCYME. Search St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and become a facebook fan.
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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 119-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided the “Gold Seal of Approval”. SJMPH’s cancer program was named “best in cancer care” and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb Region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:
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