Health System Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers

Friday, May 19, 2017

Beloit Health System’s Volunteers in Partnership (VIP’s) are happy to celebrate a multitude of accomplishments this past year. The annual Appreciation Luncheon is a tradition and thank you to the volunteer organization from everyone at Beloit Health System.

The event celebrated all of Beloit Health System’s over 350 volunteers and the many services they provide. Flowers, laughter, and a champagne glass garnished with a fresh strawberry, are always integral to the celebration, in addition to the awards and delicious luncheon faire. The annual event attracted over 180 volunteers for the luncheon at The Beloit Club in Beloit. 

Standing from left: Tim McKevett, President and CEO, volunteers Marilyn Fruzen (25 years), Marcia Lee (55 years), Bob Pederson (30 Years), Wilma Dotter (40 years), Jo Kuxmann (30 years), Glen Lee (30 years), Susan Studinger (35 Years). The Appreciation Luncheon thanks the health system’s 350 volunteers for their outstanding commitment and dedication.

“Our volunteers are key members of the Beloit Health System team,” states Tim McKevett, Beloit Health System President and CEO.  “They not only make our patient’s lives more comfortable, they also host events and donate the proceeds to their annual pledge.”

Thirty-nine volunteers (660 years) were named for reaching increments of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 55 years of consecutive service. The VIP organization honored long-time volunteer Marcia Lee who reached 55 years of service to the organization.

In addition to valuable services, the volunteer organization provides important financial support through AlertLine, Gifts of the Heart gift shop, VIP Grille, fundraisers and more.  The Volunteers in Partnership made a three-year pledge (2016 through 2018) of $225,000 to the new Hendricks Family Heart Center.  They completed their second year of the pledge by donating $75,000 to the Health System at this Luncheon.

If you are interested in volunteering, Beloit Health System invites you to find out more by calling Roberta Henning, Volunteer Coordinator at 608-364-5162 or Sherrie Swanson, Beloit Regional Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 608-363-7421. The health system continues to offer flexible volunteer opportunities for people who would like to offer their time to patients.

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