April 23, 2013

MRMC Auxiliary receives 2013 Strobel Award


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Auxiliary was recently honored for outstanding volunteer service at Hands On Nashville’s 27th Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards Ceremony.

More than 600 volunteers and agency representatives attended the event at the Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center. The Auxiliary was presented with the Civic Volunteer Group Award and was one of just six recipients selected from 18 finalists and more than 80 nominees. The awards are named in honor of the late Mary Catherine Strobel, known for her extensive charitable efforts toward improving the lives of Middle Tennessee’s homeless, impoverished and less fortunate populations. The Civic Volunteer Group Award recognizes representatives of civic, membership, congregation or non-corporate groups that volunteer together for a cause.

The Auxiliary was honored for its volunteers’ ongoing efforts to improve the overall hospital experience for MRMC patients. The volunteers, many of whom are former patients themselves, raised more than $1 million in the last 10 years to fund many special projects and services, including renovating the hospital chapel, developing Compassionate Hearts (a bedside patient care program) and assisting impoverished community members with pharmacy plan reviews resulting in savings of more than $50,000 in prescription drug costs.