Pekin Hospital Recognizes Volunteers

Pekin Hospital recognized its volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held April 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pekin. 

During 2013, hospital volunteers recorded a total of 36,567 hours of volunteer service.  Volunteers donated 9,762.5 hours.  Volunteens donated 663 hours, and Escorts donated 8,487.5 hours.  In addition, the Pekin Hospital League members donated 17,654 hours.

42 volunteers were given special recognition for their hours of service:

100 Hours – Cynthia Kelly, Ron Monge, Heather Vehling and Anita Wainscot
500 Hours – Vera Bozdeck, Janet Lawson and Joyce Pratt
1,000 Hours – Ruth Allen, Don Benassi, Debbie Burt, Bob Ganson, Pam Ganson, Janet Hamilton, Dennis Stoller and Mabel Urish
1,500 Hours – Ken England, Gene Smith and Rodney Williams
2,000 Hours – Charles Benda, Dale Cook, Sharon Cook, Judy Herrman, Jerry Hill, Lou Ann Mathews, Joanne Oltman and Nancy Phillips
2,500 Hours – E.J. Eberle, Marcella Harms, Bob Morrison and Chuck Shields
3,000 Hours – Len Carlson, Suzanne Hochstettler and Beulah Snyder
3,500 Hours – Bob Green and Bob Rochester
4,000 Hours – Bill Beadles and Roberta Montgomery
4,500 Hours – Kevin Johnson
5,000 Hours – Phyllis Juchems and Ivagene Wheeler
6,000 Hours – Lois DeGolyer
11,000 Hours – Nancy German

Special recognition was also given to those volunteers who donated the most hours in their division.  Irene Lu volunteered 128 hours for the Pekin Hospital Volunteen Service, E.J. Eberle volunteered 652 hours for the Pekin Hospital Escort Service, Beulah Snyder volunteered 607.5 hours for the Pekin Hospital Volunteers, and Anne Baccheschi volunteered 608 hours for the Pekin Hospital League. 

Anyone interested in joining Pekin Hospital's volunteer team should please call (309) 353-0204 to receive an application or visit


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