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April 25, 2008

MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY A FINALIST FOR VOLUNTEER AWARD

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Hospital Auxiliary was named a finalist for the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteers of the Year Award, created by Hands on Nashville, a volunteer hub for the greater Nashville community. The hospital auxiliary was a finalist in the volunteer group category.

Civic, corporate and non-profit leaders gathered at the awards luncheon on April 16 to honor volunteers from across Middle Tennessee. Volunteers were honored in the following categories: community-wide volunteers, direct service volunteers, volunteer groups, volunteer innovators and youth volunteers.

“Our volunteers are among the hospital’s most valuable assets, going the extra mile to help our patients and visitors. You simply can’t match the support that comes from more than 400 individuals who freely give of their time and talents to support the mission of our hospital. I am immensely proud that our auxiliary was a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Robert Otwell, MRH CEO.

The MRH Auxiliary was organized with a group of 127 charter members shortly before the hospital opened its doors in December 1953. Since then, the group has grown to more than 400 men and women who now serve in more than 18 areas of the hospital. In addition to serving in various hospital departments, volunteers are involved in special programs such as Care-A-Van, a free campus shuttle service which transports approximately 20,000 people each year; and Superstars, a program that keeps the most senior volunteers active in the hospital.

Since its 1985 inception, the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards have grown to become Middle Tennessee’s largest annual luncheon that recognizes individuals and groups who have given their time and talent to improve the community and its residents’ overall quality of life. The awards were established in honor of Nashville native Mary Catherine Strobel who selflessly aided hundreds of homeless, hungry, and less fortunate people throughout Middle Tennessee. Each year, her family bestows this award upon others who exemplify Strobel’s generous spirit.

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