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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on April 21, 2014

GHS honors volunteers for service

Monday, April 21, 2014

Georgetown Hospital System recognized 257 volunteers, including five who have contributed more than 4,000 hours each, at its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon April 8  at DeBordieu.

The five, who were honored with the President’s Award, are Stephen Mozynski, eight years,  Waccamaw Community Hospital (WCH)  human resources;  Ronnie Smith, nine years, WCH Emergency Department;  Rita Martino, six years, Georgetown Memorial Hospital (GMH ) reception desk; Mattie Knowling, 15 years, GMH gift shop, and Joan Spelman, five years, WCH gift kiosk and reception desk.

GHS volunteers work in 50 different capacities and have contributed more than 46,000 hours to the hospital system. Fran Tilman, director of volunteers, said they contribute immensely to the hospital system’s success.

“We succeed at many things because our volunteers understand the value that working together brings,” Tilman said. “Our volunteers are faithful and committed. They know it takes a team as great as ours to provide our customers with extraordinary service.  And to think they show up time after time looking for something different than a paycheck. They truly are amazing.” 

Volunteers work between four and eight hours each week after undergoing training.  For more information about volunteering , contact Betty Lou Chappell, volunteer coordinator, at 843-527-7164, or Fran Tilman, volunteer director, at 843-527-7134,


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.