Front Row (l to r) - Tina Sanders, Director of Volunteer Services; Sandy Bender, Mabel Hawbaker, Emily Patterson. John Massimilla, vice president for administration and chief operating officer, Chambersburg Hospital; Maria Lerda, Doris Yoder, Arlene Spicher, Mona Etter
Monday, May 18, 2015

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Local volunteers who provide year-round support to Chambersburg Hospital were recognized at an annual event May 7.

The theme for the event was “Celebrating the Jazz Era.” The Chambersburg Area Senior High School Steel Band provided the entertainment for the evening.

Awards were presented to volunteers for giving 100 hours of service up to the top award of 8,706 hours of service, including the President’s Volunteer Service Awards for student volunteers who achieved 100 hours in 2014.

The top hour award winners were: Mabel Hawbaker: 8,706 hours, Jane Armstrong: 8,523 hours, Joel Brown: 8,081 hours, Mona Etter: 7,180 hours, Arlene Spicher: 7,113 hours: Emily Patterson: 6,154 hours, Doris Yoder: 5,322 hours, Maria Lerda: 5,302 hours and Sandy Bender: 5,291 hours.

In 2014, Chambersburg Hospital’s 496 volunteers provided over 60,500 total hours of service.

“We appreciate each of our volunteers tremendously,” said John Massimilla, vice president for administration and chief operating officer at Chambersburg Hospital. “Their countless hours of service and dedication are a true gift to this community.”

Applications to become a volunteer at Chambersburg Hospital can be found online at

The minimum age for volunteering at Chambersburg Hospital is 13. References are required. For more information about volunteering at Chambersburg Hospital, call (717) 267-7142. 

Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.