Palisades Medical Center honors 13 volunteers for hundreds of hours of service


The Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center honored 13 volunteers, many from North Hudson and a few from Bergen County, last week for their hundreds of hours of service.

Photo courtesy of the Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Our volunteers play a vital role in helping Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center provide high quality care for our community,” said HMHPMC Vice President/Executive Director Joseph Burt said in a statement.

“They truly exemplify what it means to make a strong commitment to caring for our neighbors each and every day.”

More than 200 volunteers offer their time and energy in almost every department of Palisades Medical Center, including student volunteers from Academies at Englewood, Bergen County Special Services School District, Cliffside Park High School, Leonia High School, Weehawken High School and Union City High School.

During the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Palisades Medical Center team members gave special awards and recognition to the following local residents to recognize their cumulative hours of volunteer service:

18,500 Hours

Beatriz Garcia of Edgewater

2,500 Hours

Joan Bacon of Jersey City

1,500 Hours

Ellen Lewis of Guttenberg

1,000 Hours

Les Scharin of Guttenberg

750 Hours

Norma Manigan of Guttenberg

500 Hours

Thomas Salvia of Cresskill

Irma Schwartz of West New York

250 Hours

Franklin Argueta of West New York

Karen Gregory of Union City

100 Hours

Megan Bjelis of Ridgefield

Linda McGarry of Cliffside Park

Rondall Page of Irvington

Su Thaw of Fort Lee

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