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ETMC Recognizes Volunteer Workforce and Awards Scholarships

East Texas Medical Center Tyler recognized its volunteers during the annual ETMC Tyler Volunteers awards luncheon at Willow Brook Country Club on Wednesday, April 16.  "The 106 ETMC Tyler adult and Junior Volunteers contributed close to 23.000 hours of service to the hospital in 2013 - a gift value of their time and talents equating to nearly $503 million dollars," announced Bob Evans, ETMC Tyler administrator/CEO. 
"This is a tremendous contribution, and we're proud to honor our volunteers by presenting service awards to them.  Their helping hands and caring hearts truly enhance the healthcare environment," said Evans.  "In addition, the ETMC Gift Shop and other ETMC Volunteer fundraising projects have a highly positive impact for our hospital and those we serve."

Rita Fryer, philanthropist and community volunteer spotlighted the ETMC Tyler Volunteers' 2014 theme - "The Art of Volunteering" -- in the keynote address.  

jr vol winnersAt the luncheon, the ETMC Tyler Volunteers announced the six outstanding high school students who each received a $1,000 scholarship.  Each served as an ETMC Junior Volunteer contributing 100 volunteer hours or more.  The six graduating seniors, who plan careers in the healthcare field, were presented at the event:  Travis Blackburn, Whitehouse High School; Cassidy Doke, Robert E. Lee High School; Monica Maloney, Bishop T.K. Gorman High School; Peyton Payne, Whitehouse High School; Clarissa Rimmer, Chapel Hill High School and MaGee Smith, Robert E. Lee High School.

According to Jacque Fowler, ETMC Volunteer Resources director, "Our volunteer family makes it possible for extraordinary things to happen at ETMC Tyler.  Men, women and our teens with big hearts and a joy for serving others are essential to our mission of care."

For information on volunteering at ETMC and an application, please call Volunteer Resources at 903-531-8199 or go to www.etmc.org/volunteers for an application.