Good Samaritan Regional Health Center was presented a check for $50,000 by the hospital’s auxiliary. The check was the final installment in the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center Auxiliary’s commitment of raising $225,000 toward a water wall and heritage wall at the new Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.
The auxiliary had made the nearly quarter-million-dollar pledge in January 2011, they accomplished this commitment in two years.
Good Samaritan Regional Health Center Auxiliary is comprised of over 200 members that volunteered 23,559 hours in the hospital in 2012. Volunteers also help in special projects such as, making flower arrangements for the gift shop, Christmas stockings for December born babies, heart Pillows for heart patients, and baby afghans for the gift shop. Volunteers also provide support at community events; prostate screenings, the monthly Connections educational series and the Heart Expo each year. This year the Auxiliary has added pet therapy volunteers, and in spring 2013 they will add music therapy volunteers.
During its January meeting, the Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary seated its new board, which includes President Bob Brown, First Vice President Jane Byars, Second Vice President Judith Heitmeyer, Secretary Eloise Morris, Treasurer Marcia Spiller, Past President Stacey Rogers and board members Linda Hoffman, Brad Fosberg, Cleo Holt and Sharon Horton.
Committee chairs for 2013 also were appointed at the January meeting. Pat Rettig was selected to chair the AHA committee; Virginia Rubenacker was selected as chair of the Bargain Box; Barb Holman was selected as communications chair; Norma Metz was appointed chair of the gift shop committee;; Anita Hunt was selected as legislation chair; Brenda Warren was appointed to chair the ways and means committee; Karen Huntington was selected as scholarship chair and Ruth Jones was appointed as service hours recorder.
For more information about volunteering at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, contact Judy Swinson, Director of Volunteer Services, at 618-899-1031.
From left: Officer Installation from left to right, Mike Warren, President Good Samaritan Regional Health Center; Bob Brown, President; Jane Byars, First Vice President; Judith Heitmeyer, Second Vice President; Eloise Morris, Secretary; Marcia Spiller, Treasurer; Stacy Rogers, Past President; Linda Hoffman, board member; Brad Fosberg, board member; Cleo Holt, board member; Sharon Horton, board member.
From Left: Check Presentation from left to right, Eloise Morris, Marcia Spiller, Sue Robbins, Auxiliary President Bob Brown, SMGSI President & CEO Phil Gustafson, Past President of Auxiliary Stacey Rogers, President of GSRHC Mike Warren, Vice President of Fund Development Bruce Flanigan, and Director of Volunteer Services Judy Swinson.