Oct 17, 2020 2:35 PM

MHS Volunteer Corps receives 28th consecutive gold award

Posted Oct 17, 2020 2:35 PM
<b>With the award certificate,&nbsp;</b><i><b>from left: Harold Courtois, MHS CEO; Michelle McClanahan, MHS director of volunteer services; Linda Duncan, MHS Volunteer Corps president; Jeanette Butler, HAK District 3 coordinator.</b> Photo courtesy MHS</i>
With the award certificate, from left: Harold Courtois, MHS CEO; Michelle McClanahan, MHS director of volunteer services; Linda Duncan, MHS Volunteer Corps president; Jeanette Butler, HAK District 3 coordinator. Photo courtesy MHS

ABILENE -- The Memorial Health System (MHS) Volunteer Corps recently was awarded the Gold Award of Excellence for the 28th consecutive year.

The corps must complete 15 requirements to be eligible for the award each year. The goals attained included their involvement in health-related community service programs such as contributing to a health career scholarship, membership recruitment, recognizing hospital personnel, promoting National Volunteer Week, offering a health information program to the community such as Healthwise 55, and so much more.

Memorial Health System CEO, Harold Courtois, commented on the achievement of the Volunteer Corps, “I never ceased to be amazed by our MHS Volunteers. The have been awarded their 28th consecutive Gold Award by the Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas. What an amazing group of people you are, and we are so grateful that you work with us! Once again, I can only say ‘thank you’ for all the work you do. You give so much back to our Health System, and we are forever grateful. Of course, the MHS volunteers have qualified for their 29th Gold Award to be presented next year. I can speak for everyone when we say thank you and we appreciate you!”

Michelle McClanahan, MHS Director of Volunteer Services, also commended the volunteers. “We have the most amazing volunteers! To meet the Gold Award requirements every year, shows the level of commitment to Memorial Health System and our community, which is truly remarkable. Each and every volunteer plays a role in the success and strength of the volunteer corps.”

There are many opportunities to volunteer for the Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps in Abilene. Those who are interested in volunteering may contact Michelle at (785) 263-6692.