Mahesh Dhulipala was recognized as the March Volunteer of the Month for his hard work and dedication at the Welcome Desk. A junior at Dublin Scioto Darby High School, Mahesh has been part of the hospital’s teen volunteer program since 2012 and has accumulated 100 hours of service. Mahesh was recognized for his dedication to his volunteer position, including volunteering consistently through the busy holiday season. “Mahesh was really helpful during the Christmas season when all the donations came in. He didn’t hesitate to help load and unload all the packages that we received,” shares Jolanna Wilbon, a Welcome Desk employee.
Congratulations to Mitchell Gilbert on his selection as the February Volunteer of the Month. Mitch is both an Emergency Department (ED) and Clubhouse Volunteer. He began volunteering in October 2012 and has more than 100 hours of service. Mitch is so dedicated that he volunteered on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, visiting with children who were in the ED. Mitch has a big heart for all of the children in the hospital and tries his best to help elicit smiles and give encouragement. Mitch is someone who is always wearing a smile and with an upbeat personality and positive energy that infects the staff, patients and families around him.
Congratulations to Ronald Herron on his selection as the January Volunteer of the Month. Ron has been a volunteer at Nationwide Children’s since March 2011 and has dedicated more than 300 hours of service. Janelle Moore, a child life specialist, says, “Ron truly demonstrates the spirit of volunteerism. He exhibits commitment, sustainability and dedication.” Ron has a natural sense of ease with the patients he works with. “He has such an infectious spirit which is contagious to staff and patients,” adds Shirley, a PACU RN. He also takes great care of his team with his amazing baking and other cooking. The PACU staff is thankful for Ron’s positive attitude, flexibility and commitment to the unit.