For more information, please call 304-526-2113
A lot has changed since Cabell Huntington Hospital opened in 1956, but the dedication of our Volunteers and Auxiliary members remains steadfast. At the Annual Meeting of the Auxiliary of the West Virginia Hospital Association (AWVHA), the CHH Auxiliary and Volunteers were honored with these awards:
Non-Fundraising Service Project
• 300+ beds: Cabell Huntington Hospital, Animals for Smiles
• Overall Winner: Cabell Huntington Hospital, Animals for Smiles
Volunteer of the Year
• Southwestern District: Charlotte Mohr, Cabell Huntington Hospital
• Overall Winner: Charlotte Mohr, Cabell Huntington Hospital
Charlotte Mohr, a CHH volunteer who has served the hospital’s staff and visitors in a variety of ways for more than 12 years, was named 2013 Volunteer of the Year for the hospital, the Southwestern District and for West Virginia.
“Charlotte has a unique leadership style that combines a savvy flair for the arts with a very personal, face-to-face, listening-to-the-people focus that has enabled her to connect with many people in a very short time—and with very positive results,” said Barry Tourigny, CHH's vice president of human resources and organizational development.
Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Auxiliary project “Animals for Smiles,” which Charlotte Mohr helped initiate, bested all other hospital auxiliary projects in West Virginia in the Non-Fundraising Service Project category. Volunteers working with the “Animals for Smiles” project sew, stuff and deliver colorful animal toys to children to help them feel at ease while receiving care or medical tests at Cabell Huntington Hospital, the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. To date, more than 3,300 handmade stuffed animals have been delivered to children.
"I was thrilled and excited that the "Animals for Smiles" won the Project of the Year award, and I am humbled to be named Volunteer of the Year,” Mohr said. “All of us who have worked on “Animals for Smiles” know what it has meant to the staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital, the parents, and most importantly, the children.”
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Cabell Huntington Hospital, please call 304-526-2113.