Lisbon man selected as volunteer of winter at Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:45 am

Lisbon resident Roger Watters was recently named volunteer of the winter at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Pictured in front, from left, are Lyndsay Macagg, volunteer and events coordinator and Roger Watters. Pictured in back, from left, are Eileen Chaffee, patient registration clerk; Terri Carr, manager of patient access; Cheryl McKenna, patient registration clerk; Ed Sachs, volunteer chaplain and spiritual care committee member and Kevin Hartigan, switchboard sperator and the 2013 employee of the year.

POTSDAM -- Roger Watters, a volunteer greeter at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital, was recently named volunteer of the winter by hospital staff and fellow volunteers.

Watters, Lisbon, joined the hospital’s volunteer program in 2011 to assist patients and visitors of the hospital.

As a greeter, Watters is among the first points of contact for patients.

Staff recognized his approachable nature, warm-smile, deep understanding of the registration and triage process and his impressive ability to multi-task.

“Roger is a role model and always leads by example. He is an asset to the hospital in countless ways,” said Lyndsay Macagg, volunteer coordinator.

“Throughout construction upgrades to the emergency and triage areas, Roger remained unruffled and perpetually helpful. Patients and visitors have come to know and appreciate Roger’s calm and caring personality, especially children who can easily become excited or nervous in a hospital setting,” added Macagg.

When he is not assisting patients and staff at the hospital he spends time writing poetry at his camp in the Adirondacks with his wife and visiting his children and grandchildren in Vermont.

Watters is one of more than 130 active volunteers who donate over 15,000 hours of service each year.