Derricott earns 10th Gold Star for volunteer work with hospital auxiliary

CHESTERTOWN — Gwinn Derricott, an 18-year member of the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary, received her 10th Gold Star Award at the auxiliary’s annual meeting and luncheon Jan. 15.

Gold Star Awards are handed out for every 500 hours volunteered for the benefit of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

The auxiliary supports UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, which is a part of the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health network.

UM Shore Regional Health is a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System.

As of the end of 2023, Derricott had volunteered 5,000 hours in varied volunteer roles — in the hospital; at the Nearly New Shop, a thrift store in Chestertown whose proceeds benefit the hospital; and in the human resources department.

She also coordinates all volunteer activities for the UM Chester River Health Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser.

“We are thrilled to present another Gold Star Award to Gwinn. Her service on behalf of our community is commendable and she is truly an asset to community health,” Sue Edson, the auxiliary’s co-president, said in a news release.

Derricott said she thoroughly enjoys the work she does and treasures the friendships she has made along the way.

“I was born in this hospital and I have a vested interest in its smooth operation and the many services provided to our community,” Derricott said in the news release.

 

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