Hospital names Volunteer of the Year

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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LAGRANGE — WellStar West Georgia Medical Center has honored Beverly Lundberg as its Volunteer of the Year.

Lundberg began volunteering in 2004 as part of the WGMC Auxiliary. She first worked in the Call Room and then expanded her afternoon Wednesday hours to morning hours with the medical staff office. To date, she has logged 3,584 volunteer hours.

“I cannot begin to tell you how special Beverly is to me and the medical staff office,” said Kathy McWhorter, director of performance improvement. “She spends her Wednesday mornings organizing, filing and processing confidential files. These are very time-consuming tasks that are required for meeting and sustaining regulatory and accreditation requirements.

“Having Beverly assists the medical staff team frees their time to process appointments and reappointments in a timely manner. She does all this with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. We don’t know what we would do without Beverly; she is definitely part of our team.”

Other team members in the medical staff office said Lundberg enjoys learning and is always up for a challenge.

“We never have to worry about checking behind her work, and she really understands the importance of what she is doing,” said Vickie Morton, credentialing specialist. “You can tell she loves the hospital and always wants to shine and do the right thing for our patients and families.”

Lundberg has served on the Auxiliary board for three terms, serving as president, special projects chairperson, membership chairperson and treasurer.

“Volunteering here has been a most rewarding experience for me,” Lundberg said. “I love what I do and look forward to the Wednesdays when I work. I definitely get more out of this hospital than it gets out of me.”

She also has served as the auxiliary liaison on the West Georgia Health Foundation board for many years and helped raise funds as a member of the Foundation’s annual gifts committee. She was named the Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year in 2013.

Along with other Auxiliary volunteers, Lundberg has been active in continuing to raise funds for the Foundation towards the $10 million renovation and expansion of the Community Cancer Center at WGMC. To date, Auxiliary volunteers have raised $375,000 for the renovation through WGMC’s gift shop proceeds and special events.

Lundberg was chosen as Volunteer of the Year out of the 82 volunteers who are part of the WGMC Auxiliary. Last year the group donated a total of 16,291 hours of service to WGMC, Florence Hand Home and Twin Fountains Home.

Anyone interested in volunteering at WGMC may contact Jean Lewis, director of volunteer services, at or 706-845-3965.

From a press release submitted by WellStar West Georgia Medical Center. Submit your organization’s press release to editor Matthew Strother at