Chapel Dedicated to Longtime Auxiliary Volunteer

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital held a special ribbon cutting and dedication recently to dedicate the Marian Miller All Faith Chapel. The Auxiliary renamed the chapel in honor of the longtime volunteer, who was recently recognized for over 16,600 hours of service. The chapel, which has served as a place to refuge and spiritual sanctuary for guests, patients and staff at the hospital for decades, has been the site of numerous baptisms, weddings, funerals and other special ceremonies. Mrs. Miller has spent countless hours tending to the altar, arranging fresh flowers and assuring that the chapel is maintained as a special place for staff and guests. In attendance at the dedication ceremony was Mrs. Miller, members of the Miller family, Auxiliary members and a number of friends and community members.

Auxiliary President Neal O’Shea spoke at the dedication, thanking Miller for her efforts.

“A few weeks ago, I was feeling under the weather and I got a card from you,” said O’Shea. “It made me feel special. You made me feel special. And that makes you very special.”

During the past 35 years, Mrs. Miller has dedicated her time and talents to the community in numerous ways.  Some of them include her involvement with her church; volunteering at her daughter’s school; and sitting with patients on the Hospice Program as well as her volunteer service for the Auxiliary, particularly in caring for the chapel.

“This represents your life’s work helping us to achieve our mission,” said Kenneth Kozel, President and CEO of Shore Health System. “You are an integral part of what we do.”

In photo: Cutting the ribbon at the dedication of the Marian Miller All Faith Chapel from left are Patti Willis, Senior Vice President, External Relations and Development; Neal O’Shea, President, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; Marian Miller; Ken Kozel, President and CEO, Shore Health System; and Brian Childs PhD, Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care.