Volunteer Spotlight St. Elizabeth Volunteer Johanna Witte
Johanna’s journey began in 1978 as a switchboard operator at the former Dearborn County hospital. Johanna wore many hats over 23 years, including cashier and biller; then retired as a financial counselor. After two years of “retirement” and spending the first year traveling to eight different places, she decided she wanted to step back into the workforce. She returned to the hospital as a part-time switchboard operator, where she stayed for 8 more years. She retired once again but decided she still had something fulfilling to do.
Dearborn had always been her “home” and in her words “they were always so good to her, that she wanted to give back to them”; so, in 2002 she became a volunteer in the Gift Shop where to this day still volunteers and has put in 5,179 hours.
Johanna is described as the kindest person you could meet, and never hesitates to step in when extra shifts are available. She is currently volunteering three shifts a week and very much enjoys it. When she is not volunteering, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Thank you Johanna for your service at St. Elizabeth!