Beverly Owens, the 2019 Volunteer of the Year for McLeod Regional Medical Center, is pictured with Linda Boone and Teresa Timmons from McLeod Volunteer Services.
McLeod Regional Medical Center named Beverly Owens as the Volunteer of the Year for 2019. The announcement was made during the annual McLeod Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held January 23, 2020 at the Hellenic Center.
Owens, a resident of Marion, is the 32nd recipient of the McLeod Volunteer of the Year award. A McLeod Volunteer for nearly four years, Owens has served in a number of areas at McLeod including the McLeod Health Foundation, McLeod Chronic Care Management, McLeod Home Health, McLeod Public Information Office, McLeod Health & Fitness Center and McLeod Sports Medicine. She was nominated for this honor by the McLeod Foundation.
In presenting the award to Owens, Linda Boone, Director of Volunteer Services for McLeod, shared the comments she received from the McLeod Foundation. “During the past year, Beverly has been a great asset to the McLeod Foundation. She is very reliable and comes every Monday to help with New Employee Orientation. Over the past year, with Beverly’s support we had more than 900 new employees sign up to donate to the Foundation, which is vital in our efforts to raise funds for patient services in the McLeod Cancer Center, McLeod Hospice, McLeod Children’s Hospital as well as many other programs that benefit the patients we serve in our 18-county region.”
Boone added, “Beverly is willing to complete any task that is asked of her with a joyful attitude. You could not ask for a more dedicated volunteer.”
In addition to the Volunteer of the Year announcement, Bettina Buie was recognized with the High Hour Honor for volunteering 1,969 hours in 2019.
More than 320 volunteers who contribute outstanding service to McLeod Regional Medical Center were honored during the luncheon. All total these volunteers and the hospital’s 88 summer junior volunteers contributed nearly 38,000 hours to the medical center in 2019. During the luncheon, certificates and pins were presented to the volunteers in attendance who have worked more than 300 hours and the program recognized all those with more than 50 hours of service.
McLeod Regional Medical Center honors its volunteers annually by presenting service awards to recognize their special efforts and outstanding contributions.