Rush Foundation Hospital recognized eight associates who have served 25 years with the Meridian Hospital Thursday.
Among those being honored was Cathy Robinson.
"I love Rush. Rush is a part of a family to me. I think that is why people stay so long, because you feel like you're part of a family," said Robinson. "Rush stands for quality. One of the biggest things is we all feel like we are our brother's keeper."
The event was also a reunion of past and present honorees.
Volunteers at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center were also honored Thursday for their service.
"These people work from eight to nine hours per day," said volunteer coordinator Rachel Keller. "They do various things like carry the mail, sort the mail, answer questions for visitors, welcome guests to the hospital. Make coffee all week long. That's three shifts of coffee and the pot is never dry."
The volunteer auxiliary at Anderson donated more than 5,000 hours of service in 2002.
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