Mardell Granger, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary President is seen handing a check for a total of $9,000 to Tom Search, Memorial Hospital Board Chairman. The funds for the check were collected by the Auxiliary Tree of Remembrance Drive as well as gift shop sales and various donations received throughout 2020. This year the Auxiliary has decided to purchase 300 Patient Care Bags for our Chemo/Infusion patients. These bags will include comfort items such as a blanket, thermal mug, word search, Chapstick, hand sanitizer, and other items that the patients can use during their treatments that they will be receiving at Memorial Hospital Chemo/Infusion Department. These care bags will help make the patient’s stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Through the community’s generous donations and memorials, the Auxiliary has been able to assist the hospital in purchasing needed equipment for various departments annually since 1983. In the years past, the Auxiliary has helped raise funds for the purchase of smart TVs for the new Medical Surgical Unit, 4 new High-Lo Exam Tables for the Rural Health Clinics, a GE Ultrasound Upgrade for the Stress Echocardiogram in the radiology department, Chemo/Infusion patient chairs, ER Trauma Lights, Code Ready Defibrillator for the emergency department, Surgical Tables, Surgical Retractor and many more items.
This past year brought many fundraising challenges to the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, but through the generous donations from the community they were able to exceed their fundraising goal for the year and provide these wonderful Patient Care Bags to the department. Thank you to the community for their contributions and memorials. Your generosity and support ensures we can continue to provide the best quality care possible for our community.
(View our Newsletter for a complete list of 2020 contributions to the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary)