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Richard Ott receives 2023 Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year Award

Richard Ott receives 2023 Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year Award

Richard Ott receives volunteer of the year awardCongratulations to Richard Ott on receiving the 2023 Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year Award from Lake Charles Memorial Health System!

Richard joined the Auxiliary Volunteer Program on July 21, 2009, and has faithfully volunteered his service for the past 14 years. He was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term, was Auxiliary Treasurer for a two- year term, Auxiliary Vice President for a two-year term and currently serves as the President of the Auxiliary.

Prior to joining the program at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Richard worked for the Louisiana Department of Social Services for 36 years doing supervision, recruitment and training. He has also volunteered at Oak Park Food Pantry, Lake Area Animal Hospital, Chair of Board of Director of American Red Cross for six years.

Sherry Schofield, Director of Volunteer Services said, “For the past 14 years…I have worked closely with Richard. I have found him dependable, efficient, and unfailingly punctual. I have never worked with a person who gives as much attention to detail as he does. His willingness to take on difficult projects and see them to successful completion has repeatedly impressed me. He projects a warm, cheerful attitude to our employees, patients, visitors, and other volunteers. He goes out of his way to help people in need. He loves people, works hard, and always tries to lift the spirits of those around him. I believe these characteristics represent all that is good in our Auxiliary and hospital.”

As a 2023 Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year recipient, Richard will be credited with more than 8,000 hours of humanitarian effort and service. In addition to his assignments in the Blood Draw Station and the Gift Shop, he serves as assistant to the Director of the Auxiliary in special projects. Yes, Richard is a “Richard of all Trades”.

Congratulations and thank you Richard for all you do!