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Dolan Dalpoas, ALMH president and CEO, visits with Deb Short and other volunteers.

ALMH honors its volunteers at luncheon

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[April 27, 2013]  Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital celebrated its volunteers with a recognition luncheon on Monday at the American Legion in Lincoln. Over 100 volunteers were honored in observance of National Healthcare Volunteers Week.

Volunteers play a critical role at the hospital. They provide over 9,000 hours of service each year to help ALMH fulfill its health care mission.

Volunteers at ALMH work either occasionally or several hours each week, completing tasks such as staffing the front information desk, assisting departments or helping with special projects. Additionally, volunteers operate the Pink Shutter Thrift Shop, 114 N. McLean St. in Lincoln, where proceeds benefit the hospital.

"The hospital simply could not operate without the help of our volunteers," said Dolan Dalpoas, ALMH president and CEO, as he addressed the attendees. "We are so grateful to you and your commitment to helping us provide excellent patient care."

The volunteers are supervised by Lynne Metz, manager of volunteer and special services. At the luncheon, Metz reported the impressive volunteer contributions accomplished during the last fiscal year. Volunteers answered 43,800 phone calls, assisted 17,800 patients, made over 6,000 beds in the rehab department, and made over 7,000 lab, pharmacy and record runs.

"Your assistance to the ALMH staff allows them to spend more time with each of our patients," said Metz. "As volunteers, you are a testament to our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve, and our vision to be a leader for excellence in patient care."

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Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Lynne Metz at 217-732-2161, ext. 55700, or visit for more information.

ALMH is a 25-bed critical-access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln and affiliated with Memorial Health System.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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