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Photos provided The Pink Ladies were recognized at the 2012 luncheon for their 4,365 volunteer hours last year. Forty-one of the 55 volunteers were present at the luncheon.

TCHC honors pink lady volunteers

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Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) celebrated its Pink Lady volunteers at a luncheon held in their honor on Wednesday, April 18. "The Pink Lady luncheon is a nice opportunity for us to thank and show appreciation to our dedicated volunteers," said Joyce Jampsa, TCHC volunteer coordinator.

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The luncheon began with a welcome and thank you from Joel Beiswenger, president and CEO, Judy White, WMC administrator, Kim Aagard, chief financial officer and Joanne Lynk, dietary manager.

"The Pink Lady volunteers are a vital part of Tri-County Health Care. The personal touch they bring to TCHC as they visit with patients and their families is invaluable," said Beiswenger.

After the lunch, there was a recognition program to honor the 55 Pink Lady volunteers. In 2011, they volunteered for a total of 4,635 hours. Individuals were also recognized for their lifelong commitment to TCHC's Pink Lady volunteer program. Recipients included Lorraine Taggart (2,000 volunteer hours), Mary Stroot (1,500 volunteer hours) and Nadine Caya and Theresa Pavek (500 volunteer hours). Five retired volunteers were recognized: Pat Carpenter, Dorothy Endres, Karen Martus, Cheryl Prindle and Leone Rowan.

"Our Pink Lady volunteers are an essential part of the Tri-County Health Care Team," said Janet Wiedewitsch, TCHC staffing coordinator. "The Pink Ladies deliver meals, supply beverages and fresh water to patients and their families and deliver flowers. They also help in the surgery waiting room to comfort and assist the patient's family. Tri-County Health Care and its patients are fortunate to have such dedicated individuals willing to share their time and talents with us."

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