Outstanding Volunteers Recognized at Awards
Each year, six volunteers are recognized for their exceptional achievements and dedication to Children's Hospital at the Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. The recognized volunteers work across all hospital departments and range in age from college students to retirees. Children's Hospital is proud to recognize the 2014 Volunteer Award winners:
Susan Seagraves, Edna H. Duncan Award: As a 25-year veteran Children's Hospital volunteering, Seagraves has done everything from fundraising to cuddling our tiniest patients. Currently, she spreads her consistent kindness and compassion to patients and families while working at the Information Desk.
Joyce Haynes, Anne D. Regas Award: Haynes began her tenure as a Children's Hospital volunteer by helping with the Fantasy of Trees event more than 20 years ago. Her commitment, service and perseverance in volunteering on behalf of our patients have been exemplary for two decades.
Ken Pack, Shining Star Award: This weekend volunteer aims each day to reduce the stress of patients and families during their stay at Children's Hospital. Pack's demonstrated courage in protecting a confidential patient from an unwanted visitor was applauded by hospital staff and other volunteers.
James Alexander, 24 Karat Award: Although he's retired professionally, Alexander works full time to help others. His kind words, heartfelt smiles and genuine compassion comfort families in the surgery waiting room and elsewhere in the hospital.
Michael Dayah and Sarah Holloway, Buddy Award: This dynamic duo (pictured above) was recognized for their ability to lift patients' spirits, listen without judgment and bring joy to all. Dayah and Holloway possess very different talents, but come together to be an example of acceptance and dedication to the hospital.