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Maureen Bednarek Joins Metro Health

May 3, 2007

Maureen Bednarek has joined Metro Health as manager of volunteer and chaplain services.

In her new role, Bednarek will be responsible for recruiting, training
and managing the 300+ community residents who volunteer in all aspects
of Metro Health’s Hospital and neighborhood outpatient centers. She
will also coordinate the Hospital’s chaplain program, which utilizes
six retired chaplains and eucharistic ministers who offer their
services daily to address the spiritual and religious needs of Metro’s

Prior to joining Metro Health, Bednarek served as the regional
volunteer manager for Hospice of Michigan in Grand Rapids, where she
was responsible for recruiting, training and compliance applications.
She also served as volunteer services assistant director for the Grand
Valley Blood Program and office manager for the Fuller Supply Co., both
in Grand Rapids.

Bednarek is a member of the Volunteer Management Association in Grand
Rapids and Muskegon and a member of the national American Society of
Directors of Volunteer Services.

Bednarek holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from
Central Michigan University. A native of Grand Rapids, she now resides
in Plainfield Township with her husband, Phil, and their three

About Metro Health
Metro Health is a regional health-care organization with a 238-bed
general acute care osteopathic teaching hospital and 10 neighborhood
outpatient centers, serving more than 130,000 patients in Kent and
surrounding counties. Metro offers a broad range of services, including
hospital inpatient and outpatient services, emergency, surgery,
intensive care and rehabilitation. Physician, therapy and diagnostic
services are offered in its 10 neighborhood centers. Metro’s work is
supported by the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, which is a
charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and
well-being of the West Michigan community through philanthropy.


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