In photograph: From left, Cindy Johnson, VP/Asst. Administrator of OakBend, Donald Ries, Joe Grace, OakBend Chaplain, and David Suire. Spiritual Care Volunteers not pictured; Donna Shiflette, Pamela Terry, Stephen Horgan, John Kujawa, Dan Burke, Jim Siebenthal, and Chris Langdon.
On Friday, April 15, 2016, Joe G Grace II, the Chaplain at OakBend Medical Center held a luncheon to honor the Spiritual Care Volunteers that help out each year at the hospital.
Over the last twelve months, the dedication and service of OakBend Medical Center’s nine Spiritual Care Volunteers resulted in over 3000 patient visits, with over volunteer 300 hours logged.
“That deserves a round of applause! Each of our spiritual care volunteers are highly valued, loved, appreciated, and very much needed!” stated Grace.
During the luncheon, each Spiritual Care Volunteer was presented with a clock as a token of the hospital’s appreciation. These clocks serve as a reminder of the precious time the volunteers have willingly given to help make the spiritual lives of OakBend Medical Center patients and families that much more meaningful.
Also during the lunch, Joe Grace read a poem he wrote titled “Where Would We Be?”
Where Would We Be?
Where would we be without volunteers
Who quickly respond when a need appears
This is the way you have chosen to serve
Oh, what appreciation you deserve
Thank you so much for your passion for giving
It’s surely increased patient’s quality of living
The key to our success
rests in people like you
Our gratitude we’re here to convey
As we thank you with this special day
for your contributions to our Godly cause
And this, our personal round of applause
As you freely share your hours and days
May you also be blessed in many ways
Chaplain Joe G. Grace II
Spiritual Care Volunteer Luncheon
Oakbend Medical Center
April 15, 2016