St. John’s Medical Center recently honored hospital and Living Center
volunteers with a Hawaiian Luau Luncheon of Appreciation. Aloha- which
signifies compassion, mercy, sympathy, kindness, grace, and charity-was
the theme for the recognition luncheon.
The Honorable Senator Mike Enzi gave a touching speech thanking the volunteers
for their service. “One of the great questions we face in our lives
is whether or not we have been able to make a difference. Volunteers don’t
have to wonder about that- they know the answer. They can see it every
day in the faces of those they work with, and in the increased confidence,
greater self esteem and increased hope for the future they help to make
possible in more lives than they will ever know,” according to Senator Enzi.
St. John’s volunteers have touched 13,000 patients, families, and
staff members over the past 6 months. Currently there are 125 volunteers
serving the hospital, Living Center, Hospice, and Auxiliary.
At the luncheon, volunteers and staff wore flower leis and Hawaiian shirts
and were treated to a wonderful meal prepared by Chef Eric Doyle of JH
Chef Express. Casey Stout, St. John’s music volunteer, sang a beautiful
rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” St. John’s
thanks the staff of the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole and Little
Lamb’s, and Rev. Paul Hayden for all their help with this event.
Thank you to High Country Linen and Canvas Unlimited for their donations.