WVU Medicine Camden Clark honors volunteers at luncheon

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - It was a special afternoon for WVU Medicine Camden Clark on Friday as the hospital recognized its volunteers during a luncheon at the Nemesis Shrine Center in Parkersburg.

More than 250 adult and teenage volunteers were honored during for giving more than 38,500 hours of their time to the hospital’s auxiliary to help during the past year.

The auxiliary also announced it raised $85,000 in the past year that will go toward patient-enhancement projects at the hospital.

Members raised the money through a variety of projects that included uniform and shoe sales, a jewelry sale, flower sales, linen sales, book sales, a purse sale, baby photos, bingo and a bake sale.

The auxiliary also awarded two Leo D. Carsner scholarships totaling $5,000 to Shelby Lassiter and Caleigh Doan, two college students who are pursuing health-care degrees.

Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce and Steve Altmiller, the hospital’s president and CEO spoke to the volunteers.

“Our mission, and you are a key part of our mission, is to meet the health-care needs of our community for a lifetime,” Altmiller told those in attendance. “And from birth to death, you serve in our hospital. And you’ve helped make a difference in the care that we provide. You help provide inspiration and support to the staff and the units.”

The 67th annual luncheon was held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week.