Sierra Vista Volunteers Honored for Service 
Shannon Downing 
Monday, 16 April 2012 

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center volunteer Donnie Jensen was named “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year” and volunteer Amanda Johnson was honored as “Sweetheart Volunteer of the Year” at the hospital’s 38th Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. The event recognized the hospital’s 114 volunteers, including 30 college students, for their years of dedicated service.

The Volunteer Auxiliary awarded two student scholarships at the luncheon. Meghan Dean, a biology major at Cal Poly, volunteers at Sierra Vista in the evenings and plans to apply to medical school this summer. Robyn Matteson volunteers her Saturdays at the hospital and has recently been accepted into the Cuesta College nursing program.   

The Volunteer of the Year is selected each year by a committee of the volunteers. The Sweetheart Volunteer of the Year is selected annually by the volunteer organization’s president and the student scholarship is chosen from a competitive pool of applicants.

Last year Sierra Vista volunteers contributed 23,450 hours to the hospital in a variety of services. In addition, they donated $23,050 to local scholarships and non-profit organizations.