PITTSFIELD — In recognition of her dedication to volunteerism at Berkshire Medical Center and throughout the community, the Berkshire Health Systems Board of Trustees has awarded Jeanne Morin the 2004 Gladys Allen Brigham Award.
Morin has for many years led, and been an active participant in, numerous volunteer programs that have benefited the hospital and community. She was presented with the Brigham Award at the Berkshire Health Systems annual meeting.
“When there is a volunteer activity at Berkshire Medical Center, Jeanne is always at the front of the line offering her time and abundant energy,” said Ann Trabulsi, chair of the BHS Board of Trustees. “She is a tireless individual who gives so much, and truly embodies the volunteer spirit of caring.”
A BMC employee for more than 20 years, Morin is currently a supervisor in the hospital’s Nutrition and Food Service Department.
Morin has been an active member of the BMC Recreation Association for more than a decade, serving as its vice president and co-president. As a leader of the Recreation Assoc., she has worked to grow BMC’s partnerships with local schools, helped to raise funds for the Boys Club and many other local community organizations, worked on the Relay for Life, aided in the planning of the BMC employee picnic and Holiday Party, the annual downtown cleanup day in Pittsfield, the hospital’s participation in the Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees, and the two Boston Bruins Alumni/Team BMC fund raiser hockey games.
Morin has served as co-chair for BMC’s involvement in the Berkshire United Way campaigns in 2002 and 2003, and helped to raise participation by BMC employees in the effort for many years previous. She has been a member of the BMC Auxiliary since 1998, and has served three terms as co-president of the Board of the Auxiliary. For more than a decade, Morin has served as a leader in the planning and production of the BMC Follies, a musical extravaganza held every three years that has raised significant funds for programs at the hospital. From 1998 to 2003 she served as co-chair for the event.
The Gladys Allen Brigham Award was created in 1976 by the Berkshire Medical Center Board of Trustees and the BMC Auxiliary to honor an outstanding individual for his or her distinguished volunteer service to the hospital and the community. The honor is named for the late Gladys Allen Brigham, a former longtime member of the BMC Board, who was perhaps the most devoted and relentless volunteer in the Medical Center’s history, setting an extraordinary example of service.