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Katy, TX (October 26, 2016) Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital recently celebrated volunteers, both past and present, who have supported the hospital’s operations throughout its 35-year history of serving the Katy community.

“The volunteers at Memorial Hermann Katy are just as instrumental as our employees and clinical staff. They show up with smiles and positive attitudes that help facilitate a comfortable and calming environment throughout our hospital,” said Jim Parisi, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Katy.

While the event recognized all those who have volunteered at the hospital over the past 35 years, it also recognized one special volunteer who has served the hospital since the program’s inception. Avadele Short began volunteering with the hospital shortly after it first opened on Pin Oak Road in 1981, and continues to volunteer today. She received her 10,000-hour pin at the celebration.


“Avadele is a great example of how the Katy community supports one another. She has been a fixture within this hospital for over three decades, and we appreciate greatly her continued commitment to the patients, staff, and our services,” said Heather Rojas, Manager of volunteers at Memorial Hermann Katy. “We have many volunteers who’ve served at this hospital for more than 10 years and I think it reflects the neighborly attitude that many people in Katy possess.”

The volunteer services program at Memorial Hermann Katy has more than 180 active members but they are always looking for others who would like to serve. Volunteers support both clinical and non-clinical areas, patient transportation, the gift shop and other areas. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities at Memorial Hermann Katy here.

Courtesy of Memorial Hermann Hospital
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