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See one of our Family Health Center volunteers, Irene Mekker, featured in the Twinsburg Bulletin.


Our Award Winning Volunteers

The Volunteer Services Department held its annual recognition event on Friday, November 22 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven to recognize outstanding achievements in volunteering. This year’s theme was “Around the World in 2,000 Ways” to celebrate the contributions of our 2,000 plus volunteers. Upon entering the ballroom decorated with flags and props from around the globe, volunteers were invited to participate in a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses, followed by lunch featuring international cuisine and the presentation of awards.

More than 320 volunteers, guests and Cleveland Clinic caregivers enjoyed the awards ceremony. Chief Experience Officer James Merlino, MD, welcomed all attendees and recognized the importance of the role Cleveland Clinic volunteers and employees alike share in providing care to patients and their families. Cleveland Clinic Chief of Staff Joseph Hahn, MD, also spoke to the importance of volunteerism at Cleveland Clinic, saying that our Ambassadors fill a crucial role that enables our talented care teams to do what they do best.

Congratulations to this year’s major award winners:

Bernadine Healy, MD, 10-Year Service Award
  • John Clough, MD
  • Delores Dunlop
  • Jim Nousek
  • Geraldine Daley
  • Daniel Lindner
  • Pat Vitone
4,000 Hour Society
  • John Balmat
  • Eloise Coxe
  • Julia Cassell
  • Suzanne Kucharski
Most Hours Award
  • Jordan Perlman
  • Angela Schurger
Lifetime Service Award
  • Ann Johhson
  • Janice Trentanell
  • Regina Morelle
Rising Star Award
  • Parastoo Bassiri
Delos Cosgrove, MD, Patients First Award
  • Kathy Taylor
Alexandra Razavi Humanitarian Award
  • John Balmat
  • Leonard LoPorto
Caring Canine and Handler of the Year Award
  • Faye Berkowitz (Asher and Tex)

Current Ambassadors

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For our Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio or one of our Cleveland area Family Health Centers, please review the current volunteer opportunities and submit an application or call us locally at 216.445.6986 or toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 56986.

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