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Three cheers and many huzzahs to Rose Huczko, this year’s Volunteer of the Year honoree at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division. Rose is a woman of many talents who gives a tremendous amount of time in service to others. Along with volunteering at the hospital, this cancer survivor teaches Sunday School, serves as a Daisy Girl Scout leader, donates time to a soup kitchen, and pitches in with baby-sitting her grandchildren. Where does she find the energy?

Uber-volunteer Rose, a eucharistic minister at the hospital, visits and prays with patients, and administers them Holy Communion. The busy-bee vollie discovered her singing voice — along with her spiritual one — when the hospital instituted a new music program.

“When we started to sing, the woman in the first bed began to sing, and then the sleeping woman awoke and joined in!” shared Rose, who can now add “bedside crooner” to her list of callings.

Her fans stand in awe.

“Rose is an outstanding example of a dedicated volunteer,” said Rhona Hetsrony, veep of operations at the hospital. “We’re so grateful for her service and commitment to our patients. “

Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division [3201 Kings Hghwy. at New York Avenue in Midwood, (718) 252–3000].

Borough Wide

Time for a gold watch

Three cheers to our very own Stephanie Stellaccio for celebrating 30 happy years as display account executive extraordinaire at Courier Life Publications. Standing O pal Stephanie hit the milestone anniversary last week, attributing her long reign to a unique company environment.

“This place is family,” she said. “The people here are magnificent, and have contributed to my tenure and successes.”

Standing O wishes Stephanie a happy anniversary — and many more!

Borough Park

Give ‘em a hand

Congratulations to Hangar Clinic, recipient of the “Excellence Award for Operations” by its parent company. Workers received the highest honor for providing superior clinical care and reliable customer service.

“Every day they dedicate themselves to restoring the mobility and independence of those with limb loss, paralysis and other debilitating conditions,” said Rick Taylor, president of Hangar, Inc.,

Hangar Clinic [5308 New Utrecht Ave. at 54th Street in Borough Park, (718) 435–1263].

Midwood

It’s just frosting on the cake

Three cheers to Felice Frost of Frostbiz for organizing the Healthy Aging Expo fundraiser at the Council Center for Senior Citizens.

Affinity Health Plan, Guildnet, Northfield Bank, State at Home Solutions, and VillageCare Max treated the seniors to products and services, and Walgreens provided blood pressure screenings.

Council Center for Senior Citizens [1001 Quentin Rd. at E. Ninth Street in Midwood, (718) 627-7680]

Bay Ridge

Hats off to the boys in blue

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R–Bay Ridge) issues a “Standing O” of her own by presenting Captain Richard DeBlasio of the 68th Police Precinct with a citation for reducing crime in the neighborhood. The assemblywoman praised Brooklyn’s Finest for their hard work and dedication to their community.

“The brave men and women of the 68th are a shining example of the effective service our police officers provide,” she said. “Bay Ridge is a safer place thanks to these dedicated public servants, and a better place to live.”

Standing O delivers its own salute to our boys in blue for making our streets safer.

68th Police Precinct [333 65th St. at Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 439–4211].

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