To the editor: Last week was National Volunteer Week. In recognition, we would like to publicly recognize and thank our volunteers for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of our patients, their families, and visitors.

We are fortunate to have a vibrant volunteer force, providing hundreds of thousands of hours of service - comforting patients, delivering smiles, and lending a hand with a multitude of tasks. Their work enhances the quality of service that we provide and we are proud to have them as members of the Geisinger family.

Please join with us in recognizing the volunteers at all Geisinger facilities for the exceptional time they donate on behalf of the people of central Pennsylvania.

Sincerely,

Lynn Shearer

Director of

volunteer services

Tom Sokola

Chief administrative officer

Geisinger Medical Center

Tom Harlow

Chief administrative officer

Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Lissa Bryan Smith

Chief administrative officer

Geisinger-

Bloomsburg Hospital