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Junior Volunteers Recognized for Their Service

June 30th, 2016

Good Samaritan Hospital recognized its Junior Volunteer Scholarship Winners with a reception on June 14, in the St. Agatha Conference Room in an event that included the Guild Executive Board members, Standing Committee members, members at large and department staff that benefitted from the services of the winning junior volunteers.

Winners included: Jacob Cordero from West Babylon who donated nearly 200 hours in Concierge/Transport and participated in Blood Drives, events and thrift shop projects. Jacob will study bio-chemistry at Delhi University in the fall.

Caelyn Reilly from Bay Shore High School donated nearly 180 hours in the Gift Shop, Pediatrics and special projects. Caelyn will study at Johns Hopkins and aspires to be a physician.

Meaghan Weihs from West Islip High School donated nearly 150 hours in the Ambulatory Surgery Department and helped with special projects. Meaghan is going into the nursing program at Farmingdale State University.

The three graduating Junior Volunteers each received $1,500 scholarships for their work at Good Samaritan. Scholarships are fully funded through donation boxes located in the hospital’s gift shop, thrift shop, coffee shop and employee cafeteria.

Caption, from left: Jackie Diaz, President, Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital; Laurie Feldscher, Junior Volunteer Coordinator and Scholarship Co-Chair; Ingrid DiGiovanna, Junior Volunteer and Scholarship Co-Chair; Jacob Cordero, Winner; Caelyn Reilly, winner; Meaghan Weihs, winner; Michelle Dykstra, AVP, Hospital Based Physicians; Thomas Ockers, CAO.