CMH Auxiliary receives honor for volunteer service
Citizens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was among four hospital auxiliaries that were honored by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries for their volunteer services to the health care community.
Recipients of the 2013 “Auxiliary of the Year” awards include the auxiliaries of Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo., Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo., and Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo. These auxiliaries were recognized for outstanding service between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. The awards were presented Nov. 7 at a luncheon during the Missouri Hospital Association’s 91st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo.
Citizens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary earned honors for its volunteer services as an auxiliary with 151-300 members. From June 2012 through May 2013, 235 auxiliary members volunteered more than 33,600 hours and contributed $217,462 to the hospital. In addition to the many hospital activities performed by the auxilians, they also contributed significantly to the establishment of a “hospitality house” for cancer patients. Throughout the past two years, the auxiliary raised more than $550,000 to establish the house, with more than 60 percent of the donations coming from auxiliary members or their spouses. The auxiliary has recruited and trained members to staff the hospitality house full time.
The Missouri Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association in Jefferson City that represents 152 Missouri hospitals. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its membership, the association offers continuing education programs on current health care topics and seeks to educate the public, as well as legislative representatives, about health care issues.
November 13, 2013