Back row (l to r): Arlene Spicher, Mona Etter, and Richard Federhoof with John Massimilla, Vice President for Administration at Chambersburg Hospital. Front row (l to r): Betty Gardner, Emily Patterson, Esther Wagner, Jane Armstrong, and Mabel Hawbaker.

Chambersburg Hospital Honors Volunteers


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Chambersburg Hospital’s Volunteer Services department held their annual volunteer recognition ceremony on May 14.  The theme was “Fabulous Fifties.”

The ten active volunteers honored for serving the most lifetime hours as of Dec. 31, 2012 were:
Betty Gardner (5,592), Arlene Spicher (5,595), Emily Patterson (5,661), Mona Etter (5,872), Joel Brown (6,900), Esther Wagner (7,134), Joan Shaffer (8,002), Mabel Hawbaker (8,016), Jane Armstrong (8,049), and Richard Federhoof (10,561).

All volunteers who gave of their time and skills from 100 hours to thousands of hours were thanked and given award pins.

Chambersburg Hospital currently has over 400 active volunteers.

“Almost every visitor, patient, and staff member at Chambersburg Hospital has been impacted by the work of our volunteers,” said Tina Sanders, Director of Volunteer Services at Chambersburg Hospital. “Actually, hospital staff members volunteered to serve the dinner to our volunteers at the banquet. It was something they wanted to do to say ‘Thank You’ and show their respect for the important work our volunteers do for all of us at the hospital.”

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.


Chambersburg Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, is a non-profit community hospital dedicated to building a healthier community through leading-edge medical technology, skilled physicians, caring staff, and convenient locations. For more information about Chambersburg Hospital, call (717) 267-7136 or visit

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