RMC Honors Volunteers at Annual Luncheon

RMC Honors Volunteers at Annual Luncheon

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) recently held its annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon to celebrate National Volunteers Week. The luncheon is an opportunity to recognize all RMC volunteers for their valuable service and their commitment to helping provide high quality patient-and family-centered care.

“During the past year, RMC had 140 volunteers contribute more than 20,000 hours of their personal time to help the hospital provide world-class care," said RMC Director of Volunteer Services Mary Berry. "Volunteers shared their talents and abilities in our gift shops, at our front desks and on our nursing units. Their empathy, hard work and personal touch are vital in helping deliver on our mission."

Giving back through volunteerism is one the greatest gift a person can give. And it’s always the simple things that matter the most - like helping guests find their way and greeting each person you encounter. These may sound like small gestures, but they make everlasting impressions on the patients and families that RMC serves, and is big reason why Robert “Bob” Beckett is recognized as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

Mr. Bob, as he is affectionately called, began volunteering at RMC in 2003 and has contributed more than 5,100 service hours over the past 16 years. He currently volunteers in the RMC’s Emergency Department where he helps with registration, and has supported patient care at the Mabry Center for Cancer Care and in the RMC mail room.

“I was surprised to hear my name called as the Volunteer of the Year. It’s a great honor and I really look forward to helping people in need," said Mr. Bob, “and I’ve always felt that when I volunteer at RMC, I really make a difference in the lives of others.”

Mr. Bob is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Orangeburg, SC and resides at Methodist Oaks with his wife Louise, who is also an RMC Volunteer.

For more information about the RMC’s volunteer program, please call 803-395-2425.