Adventist Health Sonora recently celebrated all of its volunteers at a luncheon where individuals were recognized with awards for their hours and years of service.

Hours Awards:

100 hours — Mel Elam, Janet Wong

500 hours — Donna Ecroyd, Terry Hilliard, Cheryl Scesa, Jill Schwab

1,000 hours — Diana Asher, Maggi Brown, Denise Czito, Dorothy Kropf, Sylvia Luz, Dolores Sanchez

2,000 hours — Barbara Johnson, Joni Mandell, Ruth McIntyre, Jean McMurry, Marial Peterson

3,000 hours — Pat Hansen, Vonnie Hobbs

4,000 hours — Terry Lamarra, Donna Riplinger

7,000 hours — Leslie Cover

9,000 hours — Karla Hobak

10,000 hours — Elinore Burns

Years Awards:

5 years — Patt Copeland, Denise Czito, Pat Hansen, Arlene Hernandez, Vonnie Hobbs, Susette Muth, Pat Phelan, Sylvia Weinmeister

10 years — Rocky Hoheisel, Jeannie McWhinney, Beth Thomas

15 years — Janis Chambless, Barbara Coldren, Helen Duffy, Nancy Jackson, Colleen Killion, Elaine McClean, Pat Shoemaker

20 years — Ginny Santarcangelo

30 years — Maxine Treto

Lifetime — Ginny Santarcangelo

The volunteers at Adventist Health Sonora fill important roles and work in many different areas at the hospital, stated a hospital press release. Volunteers provide updates for patients’ loved ones waiting in the surgery center, staff the information desk in the main lobby and work in the gift shop. Volunteers also fill essential roles such as visiting with residents in long-term care and providing office help behind the scenes.

Anyone wishing to volunteer can find an application online at For more information, call (209) 536-5030.