Monongahela Valley Hospital held its 35th annual Auxiliary Appreciation Dinner June 24 in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Center to honor the dedicated and hard-working members of the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.
Thanks to their commitment, the group raised $77,500 to help improve patient services at MVH. To date they have raised more than $3.2 million to enhance hospital facilities and services.
Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH president and CEO, led the evening’s festivities by welcoming and thanking the group for all of their compassion and passion for their volunteer efforts.
Duo, Ron Olson and Dr. Charles Stewart, performed their Frank Sinatra musical style prior to the award presentations.
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The Auxilians who recently met milestones for the number of hours served received pins recognizing their service. Recognized for 10,000 hours of service was, Marge Bergstedt, of Charleroi; 5,000 hours of service were Marsha Barcelona, of Monongahela, and Ann Rogus of Charleroi; 2,500 hours of service were Mary Lou Lachman and Bonnie Matyas, both of Charleroi; 1,000 hours of service were Barbara Bigi and Joanne Pireaux, both of Charleroi, and Schlain Rawlins of Monongahela; and 500 hours of service were Martha Durinsky and Angela Greco, both of Monongahela, Patricia Hormell, of Donora, and Kathleen Molesky, of Belle Vernon.
Also honored, was Sarah Wells, of Monongahela, for 45 years of continuous active service and Ruthann Dulovich, of Monongahela, who is stepping down from her role as the Gift Shop chairperson after 18 years of service.
Each year, the Auxiliary also selects a teen volunteer who demonstrates exceptional skills and is seeking a career in the field of health related sciences to receive a $500 scholarship to the school of their choice. This year’s winner, Harley Bobnar of New Eagle, was unable to attend due to early college commitments. Her mother, Saundra, in attendance with her father, Mark Bobnar, accepted the award on Harley’s behalf. Saundra stated that her daughter was accepted to Washington and Jefferson College to major in biochemistry.