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Redlands Community Hospital Honors Its Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Redlands Community Hospital Honors Its Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Twelve volunteers honored for their years of dedication and service to the hospital and

their community

Redlands Community Hospital (RCH) celebrated National Volunteer Week and hosted a reception to recognize its volunteers who give their time and talent in support of the hospital and their community.

The event’s theme was “Grateful for You & All You Do!” and honored the volunteers’ achievements and hours of service. The event also presented the RCH Auxiliary President Suzanne Browning with a gift to thank her for her leadership, inspiration and commitment to making a difference in the community.

Carol Faulkner was honored with the President's Lifetime Achievement Award, created to honor Americans who contribute more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service and inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Faulkner received the official award pin, a personalized certificate of achievement and letter signed by United States President Joe Biden. Redlands Community Hospital has recognized 64 volunteers with the Presidential Lifetime Award dating from 2007 to the present.

“We are proud to recognize the tremendous work our volunteers perform on a daily basis that brings comfort to our patients and visitors and lends a helping hand to our staff, nurses and doctors,” said Cherie Towers, director of volunteer services at Redlands Community Hospital. “We are thankful for the generosity of our volunteers and their dedication to serving our community.”

In addition, the hospital presented the “Rookie of the Year” award to two new volunteers to recognize their achievements since joining the program. The first recipient was David Knutson, who supports the hospital’s surgical waiting areas and parking lot shuttle service with more than 160 hours donated. The second recipient, Victoria Montaghami, a high school student who serves the Maternal Child Services Department with more than 130 hours donated.

Redlands Community Hospital is supported by 140 volunteers from high school students to retirees, many who travel a great distance to give their time to assist in providing an exceptional experience to patients and their families. The event closed with a drawing and entertainment provided by the Beattie Middle School Jazz Catz from Highland.

Hours Awardees

5,000 Hours
Judith Scull, Labor and Delivery, Volunteer Office, Auxiliary Board

4,000 Hours - Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award
Carol Faulkner, Mail Delivery and Nancy Varner Center for Women’s Health

3,000 Hours
Mary Miller, Surgery Waiting

1,000 Hours
Carlos Robles, Goodwill Ambassador Shuttle Driver

500 Hours
Raquel Arizmendi, Nancy Varner Center for Women’s Health

100 Hours
Glenda Chaffin, Gift Shop
Elaine Coyazo, Gift Shop
Conner Douty, Family Clinics
Curt Ganther, Goodwill Ambassador Shuttle Driver
David Knutson, Surgery Waiting
Lynne Simental, Gift Shop

Junior Volunteer Awardee

100 Hours
Victoria Montaghami, Maternal Child Services

For more information about Volunteer Services at Redlands Community Hospital, visit: or call (909) 335-5526.