Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center celebrated National Volunteer Week by holding a special luncheon at The Waterside in North Bergen to recognize its volunteers for their efforts.
“Our volunteers play a vital role in helping Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center provide high quality care for our community,” said Joseph Burt, vice president/executive director of the Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center Foundation. “They truly exemplify what it means to make a strong commitment to caring for our neighbors each and every day.”
More than 200 volunteers offer their time and energy in almost every department of Palisades Medical Center, including student volunteers from Academies at Englewood, Bergen County Special Services School District, Cliffside Park High School, Leonia High School, Weehawken High School and Union City High School.
During the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Palisades Medical Center team members gave special awards and recognition to the following local residents to recognize their cumulative hours of volunteer service:
Beatriz Garcia of Edgewater
Joan Bacon of Jersey City
Ellen Lewis of Guttenberg
Les Scharin of Guttenberg
Norma Manigan of Guttenberg
Thomas Salvia of Cresskill
Irma Schwartz of West New York
Franklin Argueta of West New York
Karen Gregory of Union City
Megan Bjelis of Ridgefield
Linda McGarry of Cliffside Park
Rondall Page of Irvington
Su Thaw of Fort Lee
Volunteer activities at Palisades Medical Center include assisting the nursing staff and patients, working in the Gift Shop, performing clerical duties, and organizing special fundraising events. For more information or to volunteer, please call Denise Whitley, coordinator of Volunteer Services, at 201-854-5011.