Statesville hospital volunteer hangs up vest after 14 years

Iredell Memorial Hospital is missing a familiar face after longtime volunteer Olin B. Isenhour decided it was time to hang up his vest.

Isenhour, 88, of Statesville, has volunteered for over 2,600 hours in his two decades of service. Even though Isenhour loved volunteering and helping others at the hospital, he decided now was the time for that chapter to close.

“Iredell was the hospital I chose for my own needs. When I came to the hospital one day and saw what the volunteers were doing, I decided to become one too,” said Isenhour.

During his time volunteering at the hospital, Isenhour helped in many different departments by delivering papers and messages. In the last few years, he began

greeting patients and visitors.

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Isenhour’s dedication to the hospital is nothing short of impressive; when asked why he explained that helping others is the driving factor.

“Through volunteering, I learned how easy it was to help people who are in need,” he said. “I enjoyed learning more about the hospital too.”

Director of Patient Experience and Volunteer Coordinator at Iredell Health System Jed Pidcock said Olin’s contribution to the hospital and the community is something to be admired.

“Olin’s contributions to both IHS and the community are immeasurable.” “It has been a blessing to have him as part of our family for all these years,” said Pidcock.

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