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Family and Friends of Riddle’s First Director of Volunteers Makes Donations

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

“Mary Mallon Family and Friends Remember Her with Plaque Honoring Volunteers”

Family and Friends of Riddle’s First  Director of Volunteers Makes Donations

(L-R): Marianne Collins, Director of Volunteers; Alycia Mallon-Buhle, VP of Associated Auxiliaries; Nina Cruice, Retail Operations Manager; Gary Perecko, President of Riddle

A plaque was ceremoniously unwrapped in the Main Lobby of the hospital by Nina Cruise and Alycia Mallon-Buhle, daughters of Mary Mallon, who was the first Director of Volunteer Services at Riddle and also a founding member of The Associated Auxiliaries. Listed on the brass plates are those volunteers who recently passed away while in service and inscribed on the plaque is Mary’s motto- “The highest of distinctions is service to others”- a belief that she lived daily. Her daughters continue in their mother’s footsteps- Nina is Manager of Retail Operations and Alycia serves as Vice President of The Associated Auxiliaries- in addition both women are active with all fundraising efforts for the hospital.

About Riddle Hospital

Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital with 204 inpatient beds and 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care rating organizations for its high quality patient care. For the third year in a row, Riddle has achieved designation from the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Riddle was named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area for excellence in the specialties of orthopedics and urology. The hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopedic care and cardiovascular care—aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. Riddle Hospital recently expanded and enhanced its Emergency Department to better suit the growing needs of the community it serves. Health Center 4, a LEED Certified Gold building, houses the Rothman Institute, the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, a variety of outpatient programs and a state of the art surgical center. For more information about Riddle Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/riddle.

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