N.C. Baptist Hospital Honors Its Volunteers

April 20, 2005

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – North Carolina Baptist Hospital will honor 105 of its volunteers at a breakfast on Friday, April 22 at The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center.

Hospital volunteers serve in a variety of roles, from assisting guests at the information desks to playing with the children in Brenner Children's Hospital.

Honorees with the highest levels of service are: Don Moss of Pilot Mountain, 35,000 hours; Sankie Fritchman and Betty Penn, both of Winston-Salem, 21,000 hours; Louise Joyce of Advance, 19,000 hours; Dutch Fritchman of Winston-Salem, 17,000 hours; and Wilma Smiley and Oliver White, both of Winston-Salem, 11,000 hours.

The hospital has more than 700 volunteers who contribute more than 125,000 hours of service a year.

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Media Contacts: Shannon Koontz (336) 716-2415, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu; or Karen Richardson (336) 716-4453, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is licensed to operate 1,282 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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