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Holy Cross Hospital 2014-2015 Volunteer of the Year Beverly Mullen at award presentation

Photo (L-R): Director of Volunteer Services Abbie Klaits, Volunteer of the Year Beverly Mullen and Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Dr. Patrick Taylor 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 18, 2015) – Fort Lauderdale resident Beverly Mullen has been named Holy Cross Hospital’s 2014-15 Volunteer of the Year. Mullen, who has served in the spiritual care department of Holy Cross since July 2006,  was honored at the non-profit hospital's  “Especially for You” Volunteer Appreciation and Service Awards Luncheon, held recently at The Westin Fort Lauderdale hotel.

“The qualities people admire most about Bev are her cheerful, lovely smile, her disposition, and her wonderful sense of humor," said Holy Cross Hospital Director of Volunteer Services Abbie Klaits. "She is talented with a beautiful soul, dedicated, and gracious and inclusive in her dealings with others."

Mullen was chosen among 12 Volunteer of the Month honorees who have been recognized throughout 2014 and 2015 for their achievements, dedication and excellence in guest relations. Last year, 571 volunteers served at Holy Cross and collectively donated 110,000 hours.

Also recognized during the luncheon were Maxine Holzworth of Ft. Lauderdale for 40,000 hours of service; Ft. Lauderdale resident Grace Gardiner and Wilton Manors resident Mary Kalis for 30,000 hours of service each; and  Virginia Guadagno of Ft. Lauderdale and Linda Orsetti of Ft. Lauderdale for 20,000 hours of service each.  

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Holy Cross Hospital, call (954) 776-3171.

About Holy Cross Hospital
A part of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital operated in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 557-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.