Winona Health honored the Winona Heath Volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation banquet on Thursday, April 27. Nearly one hundred and forty people attended as volunteers were honored with service awards, Rookie of the Year, Volunteers of the Year, and Legacy Awards.
The Rookie of the Year was presented to Mary Jo Fitzgerald for her outstanding leadership during her first year as a Winona Health Volunteer. The Volunteer of the Year awards were presented to Bonnie Woodford, Rita Haugh, and Gloria Siewert, for their dedication and passion for the Winona Health Volunteers. Winona Health presented four Legacy Awards this year. The Legacy Awards were presented to Diane Barge, Mary Brenno, Jenny Kahl, and Carole Matejka for their superior leadership and exuberant commitment to the Winona Health Volunteers mission. In addition, 60 volunteers earned annual service awards. The service awards recognize volunteers for the total number of hours they have donated to Winona Health, and range from 100 hours to 11,500 hours.