April 3, 2015

Distinguished Service Award goes to Malcolm Cox, a TSRC Community Volunteer for 13 Years

“Volunteer Week is a special time when we take the opportunity to let our volunteers know how much we appreciate them.

It would be wonderful if each UMHS employee could take a few minutes to thank their volunteers,” said Loulie Meynard, Director of UMHS Volunteer Services. “We have volunteers giving their time to nearly every program and unit in the health system. We can all celebrate the work they do!”

In addition, Volunteer Services chose Malcolm Cox as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for community volunteer. Malcolm has been a volunteer for UMHS for 13 years serving as a FRIENDS Gift Shops volunteer and a Turner Senior Wellness Program Greeter. He was nominated by UMHS Turner Wellness Program Director Rachel Dewees.“He is continually thinking about what needs to be done and improvements that can be made,” said Dewees. “For example, he returns cans from our facility for cash for the program, started a building-wide effort to recycle batteries and printer cartridges (taking them by the binful to the hospital himself), and assembles furniture.”"When Mac is around, there is a feeling of security – whether things are going smoothly or issues arise, he exudes a sense of competence and ‘we’ve got everything covered.’”