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Volunteer of the Year Honored
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Port Huron, MI...Honoring the dedication and commitment of its corps of more than 140 active volunteers, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) celebrated the members of the Mercy Auxiliary Volunteer Organization (MAVO) during its Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner held in early April 2011. SJMPH also announced that Barbara Heinen of St. Clair was named the 2010 St. Joseph Mercy Volunteer of the Year.

Heinen has been a volunteer at SJMPH for 13 years. During that time, she has served as a Spiritual Care/Pastoral Care Visitor and a Patient Ambassador. Heinen has also shared her leadership skills serving on the MAVO Board of Directors as Third, Second and First Vice President, and most recently Board President.

The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to one of the MAVO members who had been named a Volunteer of the Month during the previous 12 months. Heinen was grateful to be highlighted among so many distinguished nominees and is equally proud of her work with St. Joseph Mercy. "I've liked every aspect of my volunteer work," Heinen comments. "Volunteering here really makes you feel as if you're making a difference in the lives of others."

"As a not-for-profit hospital, St. Joseph Mercy is grateful to be supported by such an important and devoted group of outstanding volunteers," comments Peter Karadjoff, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron President and CEO. "Not only does the dedication of these individuals provide financial support to the hospital's success but, more importantly, MAVO provides uncompromising commitment and service to our patients and staff. I think every one of our MAVO members deserves this distinguished award."

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, go to the volunteer information section of our website at; or call Cindy Henrion, Volunteer Coordinator at 810-985-1674. To check out the 2011 Volunteer Recognition Dinner photo gallery, search St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron on facebook.

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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 119-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided the "Gold Seal of Approval". SJMPH's cancer program was named "best in cancer care" and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. St. Joseph Mercy is only the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery and is the only hospital in the entire Thumb region to provide specialized services for seniors in need of emergency department treatment. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb Region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:

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