March 25, 2014

Maury Regional Medical Center volunteers honored for service

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) volunteer Reba Savage has been honored with the President’s Call to Service Award. The award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation recognizes Savage for providing more than 20,000 hours of volunteer service to the MRMC Auxiliary.

As part of the recognition, Savage received a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama, a certificate of achievement and lapel pin.

Savage has volunteered at MRMC for 18 years. She was recognized at the MRMC Auxiliary’s annual service awards banquet on March 4 for providing 20,941 hours of service, including 1,211 hours during 2013.

“It is wonderful that Reba’s many contributions to the medical center have been recognized with this award. We are so grateful to her and all of our volunteers for the service and care they provide each day to our patients, staff members and physicians,” said MRMC CEO Alan Watson.

According to MRMC Volunteer Services Director Cindy Fox, volunteers provided 59,913 hours of service to MRMC during 2013, the equivalent of $727,943. Award pins were presented to 99 volunteers reaching service milestones.

Bill Chaffin, who volunteers with Same Day Surgery and Endoscopy, was named 2014 Volunteer Service Champion of the Year. There were 13 volunteers nominated for the award.