Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center has honored more than 200 adult volunteers by hosting a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and other festivities in celebration of “National Volunteer Week,” which continues through Saturday, April 29th.
The luncheon recognized 50 volunteers who achieved hour and year milestones at the medical center during the past year.
Santa Monica resident Jette Simmons was the top honoree, with more than 72,000 hours of service.
Mary Peppers of Santa Monica was recognized for 20 years of service.
Also getting tributes were “The Paper Boys” who take turns delivering newspapers to hospital patients each morning and perform other volunteer duties at the hospital.
The group consists of Robert Alschuler and Richard Balomben of Santa Monica and Ronald Belanger and Richard Schneidmiller of Venice.
Adult volunteers donated more than 45,000 hours of service to Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in 2005 by assisting caregivers, working in non-clinical departments, and running the hospital gift shop.
Information about volunteer opportunities, (310) 319-4614.