VA Medical Center volunteer receives national honor | Health
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - A volunteer in Poplar Bluff was recently singled out for national attention.
Lily Hoggard has been selected “National Hospital Volunteer of the Year” by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Hoggard is a member of the VFW Auxiliary Unit 4517 in Piggott, Arkansas, and volunteers at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, as well as the community-based outpatient clinic in Paragould, Arkansas.
She has served 21 years as a volunteer, devotedly caring for hospitalized and elderly Veterans.
Medical Center Director, Marj Hedstrom congratulated Hoggard on the award.
“The extraordinary contributions of our volunteers play a critical role in enhancing VA health care delivery, by helping to make each day a little brighter for our Veterans. At the medical center, we take a great deal of pride in serving our Veterans but we know our volunteers add a special touch, and we are delighted Lily has been honored in this way.”
Acting Chief of Voluntary Service, Donna Reynolds stated, “Lily is a wonderful volunteer and we are so proud of her! She drops by to see the Veterans and brings gifts or treats for every holiday, often coming in costume. The Veterans love her visits!”
Individuals interested in volunteering or donating to the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center may contact the Voluntary Service office at 573-778-4276.
Donations may also be made by visiting the website at www.poplarbluff.va.gov.
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