Auxiliary Contributes 9,542 Volunteer Hours to Medical Center

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Sharon Stoline, 1st vice president of Greene County Medical Center’s Auxiliary, presented the Auxiliary’s year-end report to the medical center’s board of trustees at their September meeting.

Currently the Auxiliary has 167 members with 112 considered “active.”  Members provided a total of 9,542 volunteer hours in the 2014 fiscal year.  When computed at minimum wage of $7.25, Auxiliary volunteer hours are valued at $69,183.

Profits from yearly Auxiliary fundraisers, as well as Gift Garden sales, make it possible for the Auxiliary to donate back to the medical center.  During fiscal year 2014, the Auxiliary donated $17,224 in equipment to the medical center.  Equipment included a blanket warmer for OB; EKG machine for respiratory therapy; blood glucose laptop for diabetes management; and Bilirubin testing machines for OB and public health.  The Auxiliary also awarded $3,000 in scholarships to area students entering or already studying in the health care field.

The Auxiliary provides many valuable functions for the medical center.  They maintain and operate the Gift Garden gift shop; serve as host/hostess for various departments as needed; coordinate and staff monthly blood drives; and serve in a variety of capacities in Long Term Care.  This past year the Auxiliary began offering free hats for all cancer patients.  These are available in the Gift Garden.

Fundraisers in 2014 included a quilt raffle; a holiday candy sale; the holiday of lights tree and wreath silent auction; a uniform sale; spring garage sale; a cookie/pastry sale; and the annual Table Talk event.

Upcoming events include the 12th annual Table Talk event on Saturday, October 18, followed by the annual Holiday of Lights tree and wreath display and silent auction which will go on display at the medical center beginning November 8.

To become an Auxiliary volunteer or learn more about this year’s Table Talk event, contact Shelly Berger, Auxiliary liaison at 515-386-0114.

Pictured:  Auxilians Judy Larson, Joyce Clark and Elaine Deluhery with the quilt currently being raffled.