Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home honors Auxilians, National Auxilian Day, May 11, 2011
Laurence Kelly, President, President/CEO, addressed the group praising them for their accomplishments. During the past year, the auxiliary continued to donate money toward hospital and nursing home special projects, celebrated Staff Appreciation Day by giving the staff refreshments and prizes, provide music for the staff during Hospital Week, organized Life Share blood drives, conducted hospital tours, received HANYS 2010 Auxiliary Advocacy Award, knitted over 500 newborn caps, blankets, dolls, sweaters, booties for maternity dept. or the gift shop, and hundreds of hours helping various departments. Also, the Auxiliary started a new project called the Veteran’s Flag Project. Any inpatient who is a veteran or on active duty is presented a 6” American Flag on a stand thanking him/her for serving our country. The auxiliary¹s 118 active members devoted more than 11,000 hours to the hospital and nursing home in 2010.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed May 11 as Health Care Auxilian Day in StateNew York to recognize the dedicated auxilians who annually donate more than 5 million hours of service to their health care facilities and to their communities.