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Abrazo West Campus volunteer receives President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Apr 20, 2017

 Abrazo West Campus volunteer Eamon Treanor GOODYEAR (April 19, 2017) – Abrazo West Campus honored long-time volunteer Eamon Treanor with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

This is the highest award in the nation bestowed on volunteers who have donated at least 4,000 hours during their lifetime. Abrazo West Campus Chief Executive Officer Stan Holm presented the award on April 19 to Treanor during the hospital’s annual volunteer awards luncheon. The Litchfield Park resident received a letter from President Obama, a President’s Call to Service Award Certificate and a pin to commemorate the event for donating at least 4,000 hours as of 2016. 

“This is an amazing accomplishment that these volunteers are being honored by the President of the United States,’’ Holm said. “Throughout the year, volunteers play a key role at Abrazo West Campus, helping out day to day and giving our patients a sense of community and a personal touch that lets them know their neighbors care.’’ 

Treanor, 78, has donated more than 4,200 hours at Abrazo West Campus since 2005 working an average of 8 hours per week. His smiling face greets visitors when they arrive at the hospital’s Front Desk seeking assistance.

“A lot of people come into the hospital nervous because they don’t know where their loved one is and they don’t know where to go. When I help them, I feel good about what I’m doing,’’ Treanor said.  

He has watched the hospital grow over the years to its current 188 rooms as well as adding new services such as the Level 1 Trauma Center.

“Eamon goes the extra mile and never gives up until he exhausts all options when he is helping someone. He is very reliable and I can count on him to be there on Mondays and Wednesdays,’’ said Dawn Gileau, Abrazo West Campus volunteer director.

More volunteers are needed at the hospital, 13677 W. McDowell Road. Volunteers can help in a variety of ways such as helping to escort family members, serve at the Concierge Desk, provide golf cart shuttle service and help in the ER waiting area. They also can perform clerical duties, help at the surgical waiting guest relation desks and work in the gift shop.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Gileau at 623-882-1568 or dgileau@abrazohealth.com. An online volunteer form is available at AbrazoHealth.com.

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