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April 10, 2014

Hospital volunteers honored at luncheon

CHICKASHA —

The Grady County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers cracked jokes and discussed their time at the hospital over a lunch held in their honor yesterday.

Nursing Secretary Christal Hopkins said the volunteer luncheon serves as an annual awards banquet to honor volunteers.

Hopkins said volunteers currently help the hospital by calming the families of emergency room patients and directing people at the front desk. 

She said volunteers are awarded a lapel pin at the spring banquet based on their years of service to the hospital.

"We know you let [patients and families] cry on your shoulder and wheel them down from the ER," Hopkins said.

Beverly McAdams was honored for 40 years of service to the hospital.

McAdams said 28 years of her service was spent working in the hospital's pharmacy before she retired and began volunteering instead.

She said she's seen the gift shop grow from a gift stand to a full-fledged shop in her time at the hospital.

"I enjoy getting to see people and make money for the hospital to buy equipment [by working at the gift shop]," McAdams said.

Most of the volunteers honored at the luncheon have served or are nearing 1,000 hours at the hospital.

Hospital Administrative Assistant Cindi Nichols said she and Hopkins have expanded the services performed by volunteers to include directing people and taking samples to and from the lab since they began working with the volunteers last July.

Nichols said she hopes to see their services expand further to include pediatrics.

Those interested in volunteering for the hospital can contact Nichols at cnichols@gradymem.org or 405-779-2150.

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