Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wayne HealthCare Recognizes Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers

Wayne HealthCare is grateful to have a group of Wayne Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers to support their mission “Providing quality care and promoting wellness, close to home.”

Wayne HealthCare invited the 115 Wayne Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers to a celebratory luncheon at Turtle Creek Golf Club on April 28, 2016 in appreciation for their 16,108 hours of service in 2015.

The theme for the appreciation luncheon was “One person can make a difference each and every day.”

Officers, Coordinators, and Chairpersons were recognized for their leadership and commitment to Wayne HealthCare. Each individual volunteer was awarded a certificate and recognized for his/her contribution to the Auxiliary and Wayne HealthCare.

Executive Board
President - Michael Kell
Vice President - Mary Kell
Secretary - Linda Feitshans
Treasurer - Linda Neanen
Assistant Treasurer - Betty Engelman
Past President - Helen Miller

Dietary - Shirma Pence
Escort - Hazel Locke and Michael Kell
Flowers - Evelyn Pahl and Miriam Cole
Gift Shop - Mary Mitchell and Joyce Kiser
Gift Shop Manager – Pat Marchal and Assistant Helen Miller
Reception Desk – Becky Gessler and Helen Miller

Committee Chairpersons
Historian and Scrapbook - Shirley Hughes
Hospitality – Connie Michael
Membership - Lois Braund
Karen’s Cupboard - Rose Glessner

Presented with a pin for years of service were the following:

5 year pins: Nancy Baker, Mary Ann Bright, Anne Cox, Colleen Dalbey, Linda Feitshans, Joyce
Kiser, Sue Kauth, Jean Kelly, Joyce Mathieson, Kay Oberer.
10 year pins: Lois Braund, Wilma Fellers, Mary Holzapfel, Mona Isaacs, Helen Miller, Marilyn
15 year pins: Alma Beckner, Phyllis Corbin, Judy Fitzgerald, Shirley Linder, Joyce Munchel,
Jack Wright.
20 year pins: Evelyn Pahl, Donna Swindler
30 year pin: Jeanne Kepler, Shirma Pence

The Wayne Hospital Auxiliary President Michael Kell presented a check in the amount of
$12,304.00 to Lindsey Terrace, Director of Emergency Services. The Auxiliary will be purchasing a
bladder scanner for the Emergency Department. Ms. Terrace expressed her appreciation to the
Auxiliary for the generous donation and explained the scanner will be used to help assess urinary
retention and reduce costs. Unnecessary catheterization has been known to cause urinary tract
infections. Ms Terrace also spoke on all the positive changes that have occurred in the Emergency
Department this past year, such as seeing more patients. Last month the Emergency Department
saw over 2200 patients in part due to using a teamwork approach. The department also improved
nurse to patient ratio which is helping to provide more personalized and individualized care.
Kim Freeman Vice-President of Patient Care Services also addressed the group and thanked the
volunteers for their commitment to serve Wayne HealthCare and our Darke County community.
The Auxiliary will also be purchasing 10 additional tables for the hospital that is needed for
Auxiliary and hospital projects.

The Auxiliary works all year long generously giving service hours, and sponsors many money
making projects, such as quilt raffles, bake sales, book sales, jewelry sales, and The Sunshine Nook
Gift Shop.

Joseph Glenn from Yellow Springs entertained the volunteers with his fine musical talent on his
steel drum.

Also attending were Terri Flood, Director of Marketing & Communications, Lauren Henry,
Foundation Director and Susanne Barga, Director of Volunteer Services.

Other than our regular programs of Escort, Reception Desk, Gift Shop and Clerical Services, the
Wayne Hospital Auxiliary staffs and participates in the Youth Health Fair, Adult Health Fair, Wayne
HealthCare’s Darke County Fair Tent, Wellness Fairs, Healthy Moments, and sponsors a Darke
County Community Blood Bank Canteen each spring.

Each newborn at Wayne HealthCare is presented with a handmade sock hat, personally made by
our volunteers to help keep them warm shortly after they are born. Tray favors are given 11 times a
year to cheer patients. The volunteers fold brochures and stuff countless envelopes; they also
support the employees by using volunteer manpower to support several employee holiday events.
To be a Wayne Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer is very gratifying. It tends to make one feel like you are
reaching out and helping your friends and neighbors. If you are interested in applying to be a
Wayne Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer or would like to have more information contact Susanne Barga,
Director of Volunteers at 547-5709.

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