Monday, August 22, 2011
Seton Health Honors 2010 Volunteers; Renames Hospital Gift Shop
TROY, N.Y. – On Friday, August 19, Seton Health hosted its annual Volunteer Luncheon, honoring the many volunteers who give their time and commitment to the organization. Salvatore Sestito, a volunteer in the EKG/EEG department, was named the 2010 Volunteer of the Year. Rose Cronin was awarded the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award and had the hospital gift shop named in her honor.
Sestito, of Latham, has been a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital since 1986. Sestito works five days a week assisting patients and the EKG/EEG staff. “The EKG/EEG department is very grateful to have a volunteer as dedicated and caring as Sal,” said Dana Endres, EKG/EEG Supervisor. “His compassion is felt by the entire staff and the patients we treat.”
Cronin, of Troy, has been a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital since 1978, devoting over 83,500 hours. She served as the manager of the hospital gift shop for 22 years and now sells raffle tickets in the hospital lobby. Cronin has raised over $100,000 in raffle funds for the Seton Health Auxiliary, which has been used to purchase new state-of-the art equipment. Maureen Noonan, President of the Seton Health Auxiliary, announced that the hospital gift shop would now be named Rose’s Gift Gallery.
“Rose has been an inspiration to us all,” said Colleen Roche, Community Education and Volunteers Manager. “Her constant dedication to the hospital and the Auxiliary over the past 33 years will benefit generations to come.”
(From Left to Right) 2010 Volunteer of the Year Salvatore Sestito; Dana Endres, Supervisor, EKG/EEG
(From Left to Right) Colleen Roche, Manager, Community Education and Volunteers; Rose Cronin; Maureen Noonan, Seton Health Auxiliary President