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Front Desk Volunteers Win Harry T. Holman Award

7/2/2009

Accepting on behalf of all Front Desk Hospitality

Summerside, PE The Harry T. Holman Award is presented annually by the Prince County Hospital Foundation “to a volunteer or a volunteer group who has made a significant contribution to Prince County Hospital and the people it serves.”  The award is named for Harry T. Holman Jr., a well-known Summerside merchant who devoted countless volunteer hours to Prince County Hospital, and served as the president of its board for 20 years. When the Award was first presented in 1984, it was most fitting that the first recipient was Harry T. Holman himself. 

This year, the PCH Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Harry T. Holman Award are the Front Desk Hospitality Volunteers. When you enter the Prince County Hospital you are first greeted by the smiling faces of our Front Desk Hospitality Volunteers.  Their helpful ways and pleasant demeanors have graced PCH for over 11 years ago.  Since that time, patients and visitors have been greeted upon entry and assisted in their needs at PCH.  Over 200 volunteers have been trained for this role with a total of 46,000 volunteer hours committed to date. Volunteer Services Coordinator Deanna Heckbert says, “Volunteers offer direction and support but also can be called upon by staff to run an errand, visit a patient, or maybe rock a baby.  There are many stories of volunteers helping patients and their families.  Staff have told us how much they appreciate this group of volunteers and comment on how comforting it is for them to arrive to work or leave after a busy day to see the warm faces of volunteers at the front of the hospital.”

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