REDLANDS, Calif. (December 13, 2019) -- Redlands Community Hospital honored over 275 volunteers
for their dedication and service during its annual Auxiliary Holiday Brunch
and Installation at the Orton Center at the University of Redlands.
Serving the hospital 18 years, Marcia Van Mouwerik was the recipient of
Mary Kimberly-Shirk Volunteer Award of Excellence. The award is presented to a volunteer who demonstrates leadership, enthusiasm,
loyalty, energy and compassion for patients, families, physicians, and
staff, as did Mary Kimberly-Shirk, the first member of the hospital’s
Over her nearly two decades of volunteerism, Marcia has served as the as
Auxiliary Special Projects Chair, Vice President of the Auxiliary, Parliamentarian,
and Auxiliary President. She tended to the hospital’s patients and
loved ones in the Surgery Waiting area, providing support and information
to families during what can be one of the scariest of times in their lives.
Marcia served in the Maternal Child Services, where her calming and reassuring
presence is needed at one of life’s most exciting and stressful
moments. In addition, Marcia has supported many special projects and events
over the years such as health fairs, the Golf Classic, the Bicycle Classic,
Evening with the Artists, Baby Day, and much more.
“The holidays are a time for reflection and celebration, and it’s
an honor to start the season by recognizing the generosity and kindness
that our volunteers bring to our patients, their families, our physicians,
nurses and hospital staff,” said Jim Holmes, president and CEO of
Redlands Community Hospital. “Their dedication, skills and talents
make Redlands Community Hospital a more compassionate place to heal.”
The Auxiliary presented the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation with
a $65,000 check from proceeds from the Auxiliary Gift Shop, quilt ticket
sales and additional volunteer fundraising activities.
The Auxiliary Quilters also unveiled the 2019 patch, which will be mounted
on the hospital main lobby wall along with the other quilt patches from
The Auxillary also installed its new officers for 2020. They are Wendy
Brady-Posjena, president; Judy Scull, vice president; Jim Previte, treasurer;
Diane Brown, corresponding secretary; and Betty DeLeon, recording secretary.
For more information about Volunteer Services at Redlands Community Hospital, visit
www.redlandshospital.org or call (909) 335-5526.
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Redlands Community Hospital is an independent not-for-profit, stand-alone hospital.