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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who are interested in volunteering at Methodist Hospital Union
County may contact Pam Reynolds, Executive Assistant, at 270-389-5051 or