Patients at White County Medical Center were treated with a little Easter surprise thanks to the WCMC Auxiliary. A group of Auxiliary members gathered last week to assemble more than 200 bunnies that were placed on patient’s breakfast trays on Easter Sunday.
Each year, the Auxiliary creates special tray favors for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas for patients in the hospital.
“We love making these favors for our patients here,” said Kathy Gammill, WCMC Auxiliary President. “Many of us have been in the hospital on holidays and understand that our patients would rather be home with their families. By giving them these simple favors, we want our patients to know how much we care about them and hope it brings a little ray of sunshine to their day and hospital stay.”
The mission of the Auxiliary is to support White County Medical Center not only through service but also by raising money to purchase equipment and provide funds for buildings and healthcare items that help the hospital best meet the needs of patients. The Auxiliary’s primary means of raising money to donate to the White County Medical Foundation is through managing the Carousel Gift Shoppes on the WCMC North and South Campuses.
Auxiliary members provide non-clinical support in various areas throughout the hospital. Last year alone, volunteers contributed more than 30,000 hours of service to the hospital. The WCMC Auxiliary has made numerous contributions to the hospital. Most recently, the Auxiliary donated $150,000 to the Cancer Center of Excellence and $50,000 for the robotic da VinciT® Surgical System.
Each year, the Auxiliary also funds 15 scholarships for students who are entering healthcare-related fields of study. According to Auxiliary President Kathy Gammill, the Auxiliary is working toward creating an endowment to ensure that the scholarships will be available for years to come.
For information about joining the WCMC Auxiliary, please contact the White County Medical Center Marketing and Volunteer Services Department at (501) 380-1050 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.
PHOTO: White County Medical Center Auxiliary members Louzelle Langston, Patty and Floyd Rine, Retta Altmiller and Verna Payne assemble favors to place on patient’s breakfast trays on Easter Sunday.