Friends of WVU Hospitals recognizes volunteers

 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Friends of WVU Hospitals recognized more than two dozen volunteers at its annual luncheon in April, including Donis Murdock, named Volunteer of the Year. Murdock, who volunteers at the Rosenbaum Family House, has put in more than 1,000 hours in her seven years of volunteering.

Board members, hospital officials and volunteers also celebrated Friends’ contributions to WVUH over the past year, which include:

  • a new, $7,000 bus shelter near Willowdale Road close to the Child Development Center
  • TV sets for the Emergency Department and 7th floor patient rooms
  • a $15,000 donation to the Children’s Hospital Gala

Friends also teamed up with the American Heart Association, Centra Bank, and Suncrest Middle School in November to provide CPR Anytime lessons to seventh graders. Using the Heart Association’s training kit, the students learned CPR resuscitation techniques with only 22 minutes of training.  Suncrest Middle School has since purchased more kits from the WVU Hospitals Gift Shop to train more students.

Donis Murdock, Volunteer of the Year

In 2008, 394 volunteers contributed 29,526 volunteer hours to WVU Hospitals.  Since 2003, Friends of WVU Hospitals has contributed $530,000 to support technology and patient- service initiatives including complimentary high-speed wireless Internet services for WVU Hospital patients and visitors, along with patient information on the Welcome Channel (Channel 3 on the hospital cable system). 

Also at the event, Beverly Martin, president of Friends of WVU Hospitals, presented a collection of WVU Fiesta Ware to be displayed in the new Erickson Alumni Center.  

For more information on Friends contact Adrienne Davis at 304-581-6117 or adavis@centrabank.com.



For more information:
Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
AB: 4-24-09

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