River Parishes Hospital honors Volunteers

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 4, 2004

Press Release

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, River Parishes Hospital honored its volunteers at a banquet held Wednesday, April 21 at La Maison Magnolia in Norco and hosted a week filled with games and activities.

The group was welcomed by Robert Prehn, PhD, hospital CEO, who thanked them for their continued dedication to the hospital. “You are a tremendous asset to the hospital, as recently exemplified during our Joint Commission Survey,” said Prehn. “Thank you for being part of our hospital and giving of your time. You provide an invaluable service to our community.”

Claudette Henry, Volunteer Coordinator, addressed the group and expressed her appreciation for their hard work over the years. “We are here today to recognize our volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the hospital, as well as the time they give up from their personal lives to help the residents of the river parishes community.” Henry and Prehn then presented the 22 volunteers with certificates and service pins for achieving cumulative hours ranging from 150 to over 9,000 hours of service. Together, the group donated a total of 68,572 hours of service.

To conclude the luncheon, everyone was entertained by the St. Peter Bell Choir.

Other activities throughout the week included a lunch at B & C Seafood and tour of Laura Plantation, a movie in the hospital’s Medical Pavilion complete with popcorn and candy, bingo games for prizes and an appreciation luncheon at the hospital.

River Parishes Hospital would like to thank all of its volunteers for giving their time to help the residents in our community. It takes everyone – physicians, employees and volunteers – working together as a team to ensure that the hospital continues to be successful.