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.
At 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
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.