Nanticoke Health Services joined communities across the nation in celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 16-21.

“Nanticoke’s volunteers achieved a superhero feat for our community hospital with over 45,000 hours valued at over a million dollars! Our volunteers accepted the challenge and increased their time by over 8,000 hours in 2017. I am proud to be part of this superhero team,” said Nanticoke Volunteer Program Coordinator Kelly Novak.

Nanticoke showed appreciation to its hundreds of volunteers who spread hope and cheer to the patients, visitors and staff at Nanticoke each and every day. Volunteers at Nanticoke can be found giving their time and talents from the boardroom on the ground floor all the way up to the fifth floor in the patient tower. All of the individuals who volunteer in clinical, supportive and administrative areas are genuinely dedicated to Nanticoke.

The highlight of Volunteer Week was the Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Banquet, “A Night of Superheros,” held April 19 at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. At the banquet, many of Nanticoke’s volunteers were recognized for their dedication and commitment. Twenty-one individuals were inducted into the 2017 500 Hour Club; these are volunteers who have given more than 500 hours in one year. Lifetime 5,200 Hall of Fame members were also recognized for their epoch achievement at Nanticoke.