Mary Kimberly-Shirk Award Winner

2015 Mary Kimberly-Shirk Award Winner

Diane Brown


Volunteers play a vital role in many areas including admitting, the gift shop, nursing units, pharmacy, information desks, emergency services, outpatient service areas, clerical areas and even lend a hand in fundraising through quilting and sewing. Thanks to their dedication, volunteers have helped the hospital with the opening of the Spine and Joint Institute – a new model of hospital healthcare delivery; the expansion of the Surgical Waiting Services with the addition of the In-patient Waiting Room to better accommodate the patient’s families; and stroke service.

The Mary Kimberly-Shirk Volunteer Award of Excellence is presented annually to a volunteer who exemplifies the spirit of Mary Kimberly-Shirk, the first member of the hospital’s Auxiliary. Members of the Auxiliary and hospital staff were asked to nominate active volunteers for this recognition. Criteria for the nominations included loyalty to the hospital and Auxiliary, enthusiasm for volunteering, energy, compassion for patients and their families and leadership. The award is presented to a deserving volunteer at the annual Volunteer Brunch.