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Volunteers recognized during National Healthcare Volunteer Week

Volunteers recognized during National Healthcare Volunteer Week

Bill Stephens

April 21st, 2017


In honor of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, celebrated the week of April 23, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital Union County would like to thank all of the volunteers who give of their time and talents to benefit our patients, family members and visitors.

Both Nettie Bible and Betty Vaughn have volunteered at our facilities for over three decades. They are two of the many special members of the volunteer force at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital Union County.


Nettie Bible, 85, has been a volunteer at Methodist Hospital Union County since 1984. When she started volunteering, she and her husband had recently moved back to Morganfield from California, where they had lived for 30 years. “I felt sort of lost,” Bible recalled. “My friend, Dale Detring, said, ‘Let’s go to the Hospital and sign up to volunteer,’ so we did!”

She can usually be found in the Gift Shop on Tuesdays, where she often teams up with another volunteer of long-standing, Margaret Clements. “We take the service cart around to the patients, too,” she said, “to see if they would like a drink or a snack.”

“I enjoy my time here,” Bible said, “especially visiting with the patients and helping people who come into the Gift Shop. Having the companionship of the other volunteers has meant a lot over the years.”

Bible has held every office in the Auxiliary at Methodist Hospital Union County over the years except Treasurer. “I have been president, vice-president and secretary.”


Betty Vaughn, 79, has been a Methodist Hospital volunteer since 1987. She drives 25 miles from her home in Dixon, Kentucky, to volunteer each week. For the past three years, she can be found at the Information Desk in the Elm Street Lobby on Wednesday afternoons.

Vaughn has helped out in several areas throughout the three decades she has been a dedicated volunteer. She transported patients in wheelchairs from one area to another throughout the Hospital for many years and also volunteered for eight years at the Childcare Center.

She has served on the Auxiliary Board several times and also finds time to knit items for St. Anthony’s Hospice patients in Henderson, Union and Webster counties. “I am not one to sit still,” she laughed. “I love what I do here. I enjoy meeting people and dealing with the public. It is very rewarding.”

If you are interested in becoming a Methodist Hospital volunteer, contact Sandy Blue, Director of Volunteer Services, at 270-827-7413 or sblue@methodisthospital.net. Those who are interested in volunteering at Methodist Hospital Union County may contact Pam Reynolds, Executive Assistant, at 270-389-5051 or preynolds@methodisthospital.net.


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