Nathan Littauer’s Auxiliary presented the hospital with a donation during their annual luncheon recently. The check totaling $10,000 was a gift from their annual pledge to the hospital. Anita Moore, Auxiliary Interim President presented the donation to the hospital president and CEO, Laurence E. Kelly. The organization raised the monies throughout the year holding various fundraising activities throughout the year. Mr. Kelly explained, “The Auxiliary is truly an extension of our team. Beyond being generous of their time and spirit, they are also financially generous to our hospital.”
Dr. Frederick Goldberg, (VP Medical Staff), Guest Speaker presented a slide show presentation and spoke about healthcare issues effecting our hospital and community.
Along with its fundraising activities the Auxiliary also has been recognized by the HealthCare Association of New York State (HANYS) with the 2011 Auxiliary Advocacy Recognition Award. The organization bestows the honor upon auxiliaries that have committed significant time and effort serving as an advocate for their facility and community.
In 2011 the Auxiliary had 99 active members donating 10,114 hours to the hospital. Also in 2011 Auxiliary members were used as “mock” patients during disaster drills. Last year 29 volunteers (27 volunteers and 12 auxiliary members) knitted 551 newborn caps, 21 booties, 6 dolls and 40 blankets and 15 sweaters to newborns in our Birthing Center. The group also launched a new program to honor our veterans. Now, when a patient is admitted to the hospital and identifies themselves as a veteran, the Auxiliary will present him or her with an American flag. In 2011 the Auxiliary delivered 149 flags to patients in the hospital.