Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital honors volunteers
October 20, 2017
Spectrum volunteers were honored with service pins, including in front, Judy Thiel, with 17,000 volunteer hours; second row, from left, Janet Baxter and Wayne Disegna, both with 3,000 hours; Joyce Kazmarski, with 5,000 hours; John Wallis, 3,000 hours; third row seated: Mary Reeds Mortensen, 2,000 hours; Debby Saxton, Terri Reimer, Gary Loper, Irene Geniac, and Doris Ford, 1,000 hours; fourth row, standing: Paul Montminy and Virginia Fox, 500 hours; Jill Lloyd, Nancy Peterson, Salinda Seymour and Linda Ybarra, with 100 hours; and Peggy Kortge, with 500 hours. Back row are Jim Clousing, Patsy Chavalia, Nancy Anderson, Donna Copenhaver, Becky Cornett, Donna Rohloff and Ray Stabile, all with 500 hours. Not pictured are Karen Boyd, with 500 hours, Jackie Krieger, 1,000 hours, Kathy Pangle, 2,000 hours, Barbara McDonald, 5,000 hours, and Paddy Higgins, 7,000 hours. The volunteers have more than 11,360 hours in 2017 up to the banquet event, according to Patricia Ezdebski, manager of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital’s marketing department.
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan that served 996,000 members in fiscal year 2017. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.
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