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Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps Earns Gold Award for 25th Consecutive Year

Shown from left: Jeannette Butler, HAK District 3 Coordinator; Harold Courtois, MHS CEO; Doris Chaput, MHS Volunteer Corps President; Scott Taylor, KHA Board Chairman; Diana Holloway, HAK President.

The Memorial Health System (MHS) Volunteer Corps was awarded the Gold Award of Excellence for the twenty-fifth consecutive year at the annual joint convention for Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) and Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas (HAK) in September.

The Corps must complete 17 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, volunteering to staff the MHS booth at the Central Kansas Free Fair, membership recruitment, recognizing hospital personnel, promoting National Volunteer Week, and offering a health information program to the community such as Healthwise 55.

Memorial Health System Director of Volunteer Services, Michelle McClanahan, commended the volunteers on the accomplishment.

“Our volunteers are amazing! To receive the Gold Award for 25 consecutive years shows the level of commitment each and every volunteer has to our hospital and our community,” McClanahan said. “We appreciate everything volunteers do at Memorial Health System, from running the Caring Hearts Gift Shop, greeting people, fundraising, visiting patients, clerical duties, and so much more. Each and every volunteer has earned this Gold Award in their support of our projects and caring for others,” said McClanahan.

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

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