After dedicating years to improving the care of others, Marcia Schuster recently retired from her role as a volunteer. Her spirit of service is an inspiration to us all.
Many people struggle to find time to give to something greater than themselves. So when someone dedicates herself and donates more than 4,500 hours of her time, it deserves special recognition.
A Volunteer Career
Schuster has been a volunteer at Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, since 1972. During her decades as a volunteer, Schuster was:
- Elected to the Jewish Hospital Board in 1983
- Vice chair of Jewish Hospital Health Services
- Awarded the Jewish Hospital Board presidency in 1993
- Honored as a life member of the board in 2000
- Presented with the Volunteer of the Year award in 2011
“We can’t help but applaud Schuster’s contributions as a trustee, board chair and volunteer,” said Richard Schultz, vice chair of the KentuckyOne Health Board of Directors. “We are all grateful for her years of service and everything she has given to us.”
This article originally appeared in the 2017 Fall edition of One Health Magazine. Sign up for your free subscription.
Inspired by Schuster’s spirit of giving? Follow her footsteps by registering to volunteer your time today.