2008 Anne Fair and Bob Bausch
Each year, the D-H Auxiliary Board presents an award to outstanding volunteers. This award for excellence in volunteering is given in honor of Edith Amsden, a dedicated and devoted volunteer at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital for nearly 50 years. Volunteers nominated for this award set a high standard of volunteerism with their loyalty and dedication, which provides inspiration for other volunteers to follow.
Anne Fair has been a DHMC volunteer for over 12 years. She is an active member of the Auxiliary Board, has helped with Special Projects, and has served the Lifeline program in countless ways.
Karen Coffey, Manager Lifeline Program, says:
"Anne Fair has been a Lifeline volunteer for almost 12 years and chairwoman of the Lifeline volunteers for 8 years. In her tenure as chair, Anne has been an example of dedication for our other volunteers to follow. Anne's leadership and dedication have provided an anchor for the Lifeline Office. Her customer service to our clients is warm and supportive. She has been instrumental in helping to secure donations to our indigent fund and a strong advocate by referring many subscribers. She exemplifies grace and caring with a smile. We love her dearly."
Bob Bausch has been a volunteer at DHMC since 2003. He has volunteered in the Gift Shop, Radiation Oncology and the Emergency Department.
John Markowitz, Volunteer Coordinator of the Emergency Department, says:
"Bob is always a ray of sunshine in the department...his smile, presence, and willingness to do whatever asked is a reflection of a wonderful person. His ability to laugh and see the good in most everything is infectious and a credit to him as a person...we love Bob, as all others do! Bob continues to be a good will beacon every Thursday in our department...through all his struggles and tough days, he remains a spirit of brightness, giving inspiration to all around him no matter how busy or chaotic it may be. We have been privileged to be part of this man's life!