More Than 230 Volunteers Recognized for Service at Firelands

Published on May 18, 2018

More Than 230 Volunteers Recognized for Service at Firelands

(May 18, 2018 – Sandusky, Ohio)  Hit music and old movie clips about food played in the background at the Sandusky Yacht Club on Thursday, May 3 as the annual Firelands Regional Medical Center Volunteer Recognition Banquet emphasized a recipe theme – Firelands Volunteers Have All the Right Ingredients. During the recognition banquet, more than 230 volunteers were honored for their hours of service, some offering their time and talents for more than 20 years. The dinner included remarks from Anne McGookey, director of volunteer services, Thomas Routh, Board of Directors chair, Lois Dean, spiritual care volunteer, and Beverly Schrickel, VP of clinical operations and CNO.

In recognition of the volunteers, McGookey presented certificates and gifts to volunteers in acknowledgement of their hours of service in 2017.  Special recognition was given to anniversary award recipients: 

The Big Cheese

~ 30 Years ~

  • Marjorie Cremean

The Toast of the Town

~ 25 Years ~

  • Renetta Matso

Sugar & Spice

~ 20 Years ~

  • Kathy Fitz
  • Phyllis Stengel
  • Donna Van Auken

Cream of the Crop

~ 10 Years ~

  • Janet Freehling
  • Donna Greulich
  • Virginia Neuman
  • Flo Young

Salt of the Earth

~ 5 Years ~

  • Nancy Bickley
  • Mary Ann Briehl
  • Pat Bricker-Cook
  • Mike Drumm
  • Arlene Gilbert
  • John Garlock
  • Mimi Luberger
  • Pat Mandrik
  • Cecelia Moffett-Hesch
  • Keith Newton
  • Louise Newton
  • Janet Stradtman
  • Susan Van Barg
  • Cecelia Weaver
  • Kristin Webb
  • Jill Wilhelm

“Our volunteers are a crucial ingredient when it comes to successful patient care here at Firelands” says McGookey. “Our organization would not operate the way it does without help from our volunteers, who selflessly spread their time and talents across 35 departments.”

For more information about volunteering at Firelands Regional Medical Center, call 419-557-7460 or visit

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