On Wednesday, April 11, Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South honored its more than 110 outstanding volunteers at the annual Texas Health Huguley Volunteer Banquet at Southern Oaks Golf and Tennis Club in Burleson. Judy Hollis of Alvarado and Charlene Harder of Burleson were selected as Volunteer of the Year and Rookie Volunteer of the Year, respectively.
“Our volunteers are an outstanding group of individuals,” said Caryl Bean, Texas Health Huguley Volunteer Services Coordinator. “They show tremendous generosity, understanding, empathy, compassion, patience, dedication and truly extend the healing ministry of Christ.”
In 2018, Texas Health Huguley Volunteers served 28,408 hours, the equivalent of almost 14 full-time employees, which equates to approximately $300,300 in salaries. Volunteers worked in 29 departments across the hospital.
Volunteer of the Year – Judy Hollis
Texas Health Huguley volunteers selected Judy Hollis as the volunteer of the year.
“Our volunteers made an excellent choice. You can find Judy in the gift shop on a Tuesday afternoon organizing like only Judy can do,” said Bean. “You can also find her at just about every fundraiser sale you put on.”
Rookie Volunteer of the Year – Charlene Harder
“When a new volunteer starts at Texas Health Huguley they usually have a lot of enthusiasm and this year’s Rookie of the Year was no exception,” said Bean. “She would volunteer to be placed wherever she was needed the most and never hesitated to substitute for anyone who was out. That is why this year’s Rookie of the year award goes to Charlene Harder.”
In addition to donating their time, Texas Health Huguley volunteers donated almost $35,000 for medical equipment on department wish lists, plus being able to award at least ten $1,000 scholarships. Volunteers raise this money throughout the year through a variety of fundraisers.