April 15, 2011
Somerset Medical Center recently honored Dorothy Crosby of Somerville with its Alex Nilo Award for Volunteer Excellence. Crosby, a retired nurse, has volunteered in the medical center’s Blood Donor Program for 33 years, contributing 8,100 hours of volunteer service.
Named after a long-time volunteer from Bridgewater, the award is presented annually to a volunteer who best exemplifies excellence in volunteerism and dedication to Somerset Medical Center through her actions, commitment and loyalty.
During a special National Volunteer Week event, the medical center also recognized Lois Roman of Piscataway for the most hours of volunteer service. Roman has been a volunteer at the medical center for the past 8 years, recording more than 10,000 hours of service. She volunteers in the medical center’s Patient Advocate Office four days a week, managing “lost and found” items. During her tenure, she has catalogued more than 7,000 lost items and worked to return them to their owners.
Somerset Medical Center relies on its volunteers to provide an extra dimension of care to its patients and their families. In 2010, the medical center’s 820 volunteers recorded 59,300 hours of service – an all-time high. Volunteers perform a variety of duties at the medical center, from staffing the reception desk and greeting visitors to delivering flowers, escorting discharged patients and assisting with clerical tasks.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at Somerset Medical Center, visit somersetmedicalcenter.com/volunteer or call 908-685-2952.