Katy, TX News (July 23, 2014) – Katy residents Mary Ann Knowles and Doris Marsh have been named the 2014 Volunteers of the Year at Memorial Herman Katy Hospital.
“Both Mary Ann and Doris’ passion for helping others, as well as their dedication to Memorial Hermann Katy made them the ideal candidates for this award,” said Heather Rojas, manager of volunteer services. “We typically pick just one volunteer of the year, but we couldn’t narrow it down this year. Every day they both go above and beyond the call of duty. They both deserve this honor.”
Memorial Hermann Katy staff and volunteers are responsible for nominating the Volunteer of the Year. The manager of volunteer services and a randomly selected volunteer and staff member select the winner. In order to be nominated, an individual must meet the following criteria:
- Active membership in the Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary.
- Demonstrates remarkable concern for the welfare and happiness of hospital patients, staff, and other customers of the hospital.
- Performs extraordinary acts of kindness.
- Has a positive effect on others.
- Willingly performs duties, as requested or identified.
- Day-to-day performance is dependable, consistent, and people-oriented.
Knowles began volunteering at Memorial Hermann Katy in 2005. In the years since, she has dedicated more than 2,600 hours of her personal time to the hospital. She currently serves as the Volunteer Auxiliary Treasurer.
Marsh moved to Katy in 2008 and started volunteering at the hospital just a year later. With 1,545 volunteer hours under her belt, Marsh currently compiles and publishes the volunteer newsletter and manages the Junior Volunteer Program.
“I love the time I spend at the hospital and am blessed daily by all the wonderful friends I’ve made,” said Marsh. “It’s a great feeling to have a ‘job’ I enjoy and the satisfaction of making a positive difference in someone’s life.”
“I’ve always had a strong desire to help others,” added Knowles. “The lives I touch through my volunteer work is what inspires me and that is all the reward I need.”
For more information on how to become a volunteer at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, call Heather Rojas at 281-644-7581 or email her at Heather.Rojas@memorialhermann.org.
Photo Cutline: (L to R) Mary Ann Knowles and Doris Marsh