White County Medical Center recently hosted the annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon to recognize WCMC Auxiliary members for their dedication and service to the hospital. Service pins were given to 75 Auxiliary members for reaching milestones in number of hours served at the hospital.
“We have an incredible group of volunteers here at WCMC,” said Director of Volunteer Services Jamie Laughlin. “Their commitment and investment in our hospital makes it a wonderful place to be as a patient, guest and associate. We are tremendously grateful to each of them for their work here with us.”
Volunteers recognized with 100-hour service pins included: Brian and Retta Altmiller, Laura Betts, Carol Burchfield, Jimmy Busby, Kitty Conley, Linda Cox, Don Crow, Charli Fleming, Diann Gray, Susan Hammons, Mark and Linda Harris, Donna Harvey, Melba Land, Linda Lawing, Florence LePore, Becha Nalley, Beatrice Pettye, Fred Picker, Maryann Shaver, Gill Sills and Betty Treadway.
Those who received service pins for 500 hours included: Maxine Boggs, Sammie and Lorraine Loyd, Frances Nick, Ronald Rupe and Sybil Webb.
Service pins for volunteers who have given 1,000 hours included Karen Churchill, Anne Gardner, Lucille Haer and Emily Rogers.
Volunteers Susan Bolton, Debbie Bond, Judy Frost, Sally Glover, Peggy Morse, Frank Vinson and Margaret Webb received service pins for 1,500 hours.
Service pins for volunteers who have given 2,000 hours included Lynda Goldman, John Howell, Ed Land, Verna Payne and Glynda Taylor.
Volunteers Leta Garrison, Don Gibson, Sally Grinnell, Floyd and Patty Rine, Kay Szafranski and D.D. Young received a service pin for 2,500 hours.
Those recognized with 3,000-hour service pins included: Dot Beck, Irene Opel, Gloria Treat and June Tripp. Additionally, Deanie Wagster received her service pin for 3,500 hours of volunteerism.
David Crouch, Kathy Gammill and Florence Stephens were recognized with service pins for 4,000 hours; and, Betty Henderson and Gracie Wheeler received pins for 4,500 hours of service. Volunteers Ron Coble, Irene Fuller and Jim Lankford received pins for 5,000 service hours; and, Lilburn Baker was recognized with a service pin for 5,500 hours.
Volunteer Betty Lankford received a service pin for 6,000 hours; and, Hilda Clay received a service pin for 6,500 hours. Also, Joann Baker and Mary Anne Gateley were recognized with service pins for 7,500 hours. Eunice Holder received a service pin for 8,000 hours of volunteerism; and, Donnie Clay and Janet Liles received pins for 8,500 hours of service.
Finally, Eileen Harrison was given a standing ovation as she received her service pin for 18,000 volunteer hours.
Auxiliary members provide non-clinical support in various areas throughout the hospital. Last year alone, volunteers contributed nearly 35,000 hours of service to the hospital. In years past, the Auxiliary committed $150,000 toward the Cancer Center of Excellence and also helped purchase a blanket warmer for the treatment suite at the Cancer Center. Also, the Auxiliary has also given a $50,000 donation toward the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System. The Auxiliary is currently working toward its pledge to raise $200,000 to benefit the hospital’s New Life Center.
The mission of the Auxiliary is to support White County Medical Center by purchasing equipment, and providing 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 Foundation is through managing the Carousel Gift Shoppes on the WCMC North and South Campuses.
For more information about the White County Medical Center Auxiliary and ways to volunteer, please call (501) 380-1055 or email 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.