On May 10, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home hosted its annual luncheon in honor of Healthcare Auxilian Day. The event, held at Wine and Rose’s Restaurant in Broadalbin, is designated to recognize Littauer’s dedicated auxilians for the support they provide throughout the year.
The Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home Auxiliary has 77 active members devoted more than 8,200 hours in 2016. Littauer President and CEO, Laurence Kelly, and Littauer Director of Volunteer Services, Susan McNeil, addressed the group praising them for their many accomplishments.
“You dedication is recognized throughout the organization,” said McNeil. “Thank you for the countless contributions you make to Littauer each day.”
Littauer auxilians initiate and volunteer for a wide variety of patient and family care services—from outpatient clinics to intensive care units. They support Littauer health fairs, health screenings, blood banks, as well as assist all hospital departments and programs in the community.
More specifically, in the past year, the Littauer auxiliary volunteered for many special projects including: Staff Appreciation Day, the nursing home¹s resident holiday party, knit 200 newborn caps and over 40 blankets, sweaters, mitten sets for birthing center. The volunteers also delivered over 140 American Flags to Littauer Veteran inpatients. They continue their work on Littauer’s Reflection Garden, and donate hundreds of hours helping various departments.
Gov. Coumo proclaimed May 3 as Health Care Auxilian Day in New York State to recognize the dedicated auxilians who annually donate more than 5 million hours of service to their health care facilities and to their communities. Littauer joins in recognizing these incredible and integral “wellness ambassadors.”