ST. JOSEPH MERCY PORT HURON ANNOUNCES 2013 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Port Huron, MI…Honoring the dedication and commitment of its corps of more than 130 active volunteers, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) celebrated the members of the Mercy Auxiliary Volunteer Organization (MAVO) during its Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner held April 10, 2014. At that time, SJMPH announced that Nora Condland of Fort Gratiot Township was named the 2013 St. Joseph Mercy Volunteer of the Year.
Nora has been a volunteer at SJMPH since 1999. She began volunteering in the Mercy Pain Management Clinic. Nora's recent volunteer work has been focused on updating the outpatient infusion rooms for the Mercy Regional Cancer Center oncology unit.
"Nora set out to make a positive change by helping to upgrade the infusion rooms to provide patients a more therapeutic setting," explains Cindy Henrion, Volunteer Coordinator at SJMPH.
In addition to assisting with the upgrade of the infusion rooms, much of Nora's artwork in mosaics are on display throughout the hospital.
Most recently Nora donated "Helping Hands" a large mosaic that graces the hospital's main corridor. She also contributes her time to a volunteer committee dedicated to creating a more welcoming atmosphere throughout the hospital.
"I have always believed it was easier to heal in a comforting environment," comments Nora. "I hope the work done updating the rooms gives patients a chance to focus on something besides their illness, even if it is for a moment."
"Nora has gone more than the extra mile, devoting her time and talent to upgrading the outpatient infusion room," comments Nora's nominator. "She has been committed to the entire project with a high degree of motivation and enthusiasm. Her goal, to create a therapeutic environment, has been a total success."
The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to one of the MAVO members who had been named a Volunteer of the Month in the previous 12 months.
"I am very honored to be selected for this award. I am energized by the members of MAVO and how giving of their time and talents they are," concludes Nora. "I am inspired to do more because of the work our volunteers do on a daily basis. My hope is that other can see how supportive MAVO is and are compelled to find ways to get involved also."
“As a not-for-profit hospital, St. Joseph Mercy is grateful to be supported by such an important and devoted group of outstanding volunteers,” comments Rebekah Smith, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron President and CEO. “Not only does the dedication of these individuals provide financial support to the hospital’s success but, more importantly, MAVO provides uncompromising commitment and service to our patients and staff. I think every one of our MAVO members deserves this distinguished award.”
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, go to the volunteer information section of our website at mymercy.us; or call Cindy Henrion, Volunteer Coordinator at 810-985-1674.
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