2012-04-27 / Community

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Celebrates Volunteers Day


Patient advocate Margaret Cook gave the featured presentation, entitled “Holding Up the Sky,” at the luncheon. Patient advocate Margaret Cook gave the featured presentation, entitled “Holding Up the Sky,” at the luncheon. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital paid tribute to its many volunteers during National Volunteer Week, which was held April 15 through April 21 as declared by President Barack Obama. The volunteers gave more than 20,000 hours of service to the Hospital in 2011, a substantial increase from the year before. The volunteers work in numerous Hospital departments including the Emergency Department, Admitting, Rehabilitation, Medical Records, Human Resources, Ambulatory Surgery and many more.

On Wednesday, April 18, the Hospital held a luncheon for the volunteers.

At the luncheon, Nelson Toebbe, St. John’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “St. John’s is extremely proud of the dedicated men and women who give tirelessly of themselves in one of the greatest volunteer programs in the city.” The featured speaker at the luncheon was Margaret Cook, Patient Advocate, who spoke on the importance of volunteerism.


Nelson Toebbe, Chief Executive Officer, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, greeted Susan Kimmel (center), hospitality volunteer, and Lila Baida (right), Bikur Cholim, volunteer, at the Volunteers luncheon held on Wednesday, April 18. Nelson Toebbe, Chief Executive Officer, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, greeted Susan Kimmel (center), hospitality volunteer, and Lila Baida (right), Bikur Cholim, volunteer, at the Volunteers luncheon held on Wednesday, April 18. Numerous community programs participate in the Hospital’s Volunteer program including: The Association for the Help of Retarded Children; AARP Senior Community Service Program; Bikur Cholim; Retired Seniors and Volunteer Program; Urban League of Long Island; and Pharmacy Internship Programs.



Volunteers Kevin Felton, Mildred Davis and Maria Figueroa gathered at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Volunteers Kevin Felton, Mildred Davis and Maria Figueroa gathered at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

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