Northside Hospital - Auxiliary Volunteers Recognized for 237,500 Hours of Service

Auxiliary Volunteers Recognized for 237,500 Hours of Service

Posted on: April 27, 2015


Northside Hospital recently recognized 62 Northside Hospital-Atlanta Auxiliary members for their combined 237,500 hours of service to the hospital.  Each spring, Northside’s Auxiliary celebrates and recognizes those volunteers who have achieved special milestones during their volunteer careers.  This year’s celebration was held Friday, April 17, at the Dunwoody Country Club.

“The Auxiliary’s mission is to provide passionate support and quality service to the patients, families and visitors at Northside, as well as funding for special projects,” said Michaelle Arkin, Auxiliary president.  “The Hours Pins represent and recognize the tens of thousands of hands-on hours our volunteers have given toward this mission, in more than 30 different areas of the hospital.  I couldn’t be more proud to work with such an amazing and dedicated group of individuals.”

Recognized for giving the most hours were:
33,000 Hours, Christa Krause (Brookhaven) – Krause has been an Auxiliary volunteer at Northside for more than 40 years and has served throughout the hospital in more than 20 roles including president of the Auxiliary.  More recently, Krause helped found and organize the “Friends of the Auxiliary,” a group of ladies who knit or crochet blankets and caps for babies in the hospital’s Special Care Nursery, as well as patients undergoing chemotherapy.

18,500 Hours, Midge Gardner (Atlanta) – Gardner joined the Auxiliary in 1977 and served as president of the Auxiliary from 1989 to 1991.  She also has volunteered at the information desk in the hospital’s main lobby, as a buyer for the hospital gift shop, and as a puppeteer with the Auxiliary’s puppet program.  She also has made baby bonnets for babies in the Special Care Nursery and offered support for various departments around the hospital.

15,000 Hours, Judy Lewis (Marietta) – Lewis has been a member of the Auxiliary for 16 years and has served on the Auxiliary Board in many capacities.  She currently works with the Friends of the Auxiliary knitting group, with the Perinatal Bereavement Department, and at the information desk.

14,500 Hours, Rosemary Fox (Roswell) – Fox was one of the founding members of the Northside Hospital-Atlanta Auxiliary when the hospital opened in 1970.  She served as president of the Auxiliary from 1986 to 1988 and on the board of the Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association (CoA/V) for many years.  She also has volunteered as a puppeteer, offered support to various clinical departments in the hospital and delivered flowers to patients throughout the hospital.

13,500 Hours, Sally Joyce (Sandy Springs) – Joyce has been with the Auxiliary for 16 years.  She is a past president of the Auxiliary and, most recently, has worked in the hospital’s nursery and with Camp Hope, Northside’s annual camp for cancer survivors.

11,500 Hours, Carol Henderlight (Alpharetta) – At the Auxiliary’s fall 2013 luncheon, Henderlight was recognized for her 30 years of service to the organization.  She volunteers as a buyer for the hospital Gift Shop.

11,000 Hours, Maggie Gray (Sandy Springs) – Gray has been with the Auxiliary for 27 years.  She has served on the Auxiliary’s Board and in many other capacities.  She now works delivering flowers to patients throughout the hospital.

Additional honorees included: 

9,000 Hours
Ann Evers (Brookhaven)

7,500 Hours
Carol Kratochvil (Marietta)
Estelle Rose (Roswell)

6,000 Hours
Mary Driskell (Atlanta)

5,000 Hours
Gail Neeld (Sandy Springs)

4,000 Hours
Pat Cadden (Sandy Springs)
Esther Rothstein (Sandy Springs)

3,500 Hours
Michaelle Arkin (Marietta)
Nancy Chunka (Dunwoody)
Chuck Ellet (Dunwoody)
Don Eubanks (Chamblee)
Marjorie Hartlein (Atlanta)
Harry Kirk (Sandy Springs)

3,000 Hours
Lisa Angel (Brookhaven)
Sarah Ash (Sandy Springs)

2,500 Hours
Joe Dorsey (Atlanta)
Karen Kneiter (Roswell)
Sonia Lynn (Sandy Springs)
Jane Moore (Marietta)
Carrie Price (Marietta)

2,000 Hours
Margie Bowyer (Jasper)
Susan Buchanan (Sandy Springs)
Marg Chapin (Dunwoody)
Pat Thombley (Marietta)
Hien Truong (Doraville)
Randy Wellborn (Woodstock)
1,500 Hours
Jeanne Beckwith (Sandy Springs)
Chris Cox (Dunwoody)
Bonnie Holler (Atlanta)
Lorene Knauf (Dunwoody)
Gail Sargent (Sandy Springs)
1,000 Hours

Lynn Crowder (Marietta)
Pat Curtis (Lawrenceville)
Cindy Formica (Marietta)
Deb Goldman (Atlanta)
John Hicks (Atlanta)
Nan Hunter (Roswell)
Marie Juchelka (Atlanta)
Toni Lewis (Sandy Springs)
George McCallum (Johns Creek)
Tesa Olson (Marietta)
Pat Patterson (Sandy Springs)
Mann Reed (Dunwoody)
Audrey Reid (Atlanta)
500 Hours
Ken Brown (Atlanta)
Tulia Eustache (Roswell)
Candy Fitzgerald (Atlanta)
Valerie Gilly (Marietta)
Richard Jenkins (Atlanta)
Sue Martin (Alpharetta)
Patty Morrison (Sandy Springs)
Terri Nagler (Atlanta)
Karol Pichon (Dunwoody)
Debra Sharker (Atlanta)
Nancy Stroup (Atlanta)

“The Northside Hospital Auxiliary always has been and remains an essential component to the hospital’s long-standing success,” said Bob Quattrocchi, president and CEO of Northside Hospital.  “There are no limits to the extraordinary contributions our volunteers make to our patients, visitors and staff each and every day.  We greatly appreciate all that they do.”

Northside Hospital’s Auxiliary began serving the Atlanta hospital and community in 1969 with 100 volunteers.  Today, the organization has 356 active volunteers, from ages 14-99 years, who work in more than 30 departments and who gave more than 46,780 hours of service to Northside in 2014.  For more information about the Northside Hospital-Atlanta Auxiliary, call 404-851-8707 or visit

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