|Carmen Groome, a native of Orangeburg County, received honors as the Regional Medical Center Auxiliary's "Volunteer of the Year" at the recently held Volunteer Awards Luncheon.
Groome joined the Auxiliary in 1982 and has contributed more than 4,500 service hours to the Regional Medical Center (RMC). She serves in the Care Planning and Resource Management Department on Wednesdays. Previously she served many years in the mail room.
Groome said that it is quite an honor to be chosen “Volunteer of the Year,” and she was truly surprised and delighted when her name was announced. “Every Wednesday I look forward to coming to the Regional Medical Center and seeing other volunteers. Volunteering has given me the opportunity to meet such special people,” she said, “and I’ve always felt needed and that the work does make a difference and helps others.”
She is a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Orangeburg.
Groome has resided at the Methodist Oaks for 15 years and enjoys traveling with her group of “gal pals” from there. She enjoys walking and other outdoor activities, and for many years she enjoyed square dancing.
She has four children, 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.