Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Donates $100,000 to the Hospital
The Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, which includes more than 63 volunteers, has made a $100,000 donation to Memorial Hospital. The Auxiliary officers presented the check to Larry Graham, President and CEO of the hospital, during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
“Our volunteers are a very important part of the family here at Memorial,” said Graham. “They bring comfort to our patients and employees, and do a great job of making our facilities better for us all. We greatly appreciate not only their monetary contributions, but also their time and tremendous talents.”
The funds raised by Memorial’s Auxiliary were obtained through proceeds from the gift shops at Memorial Hospital on Oak Park and Memorial Hospital for Women, and from proceeds from sales of their handmade flower arrangements and other goods and services they provide at both hospital campuses.
The funds will be put toward new medical equipment and other necessary upgrades and renovations throughout the hospital.
The Auxiliary also raises money through fundraisers to provide Aileen and Hazel Dyer scholarships for students who plan to pursue careers in health care.
“We have such a great volunteer team who are dedicated to making the hospital a better place,” said Sherry Schofield, Director of Volunteer Services. “They work hard and are proud to be able to help the hospital and students pursuing medical education.”
For more information on Memorial’s volunteer Auxiliary, call Volunteer Services at (337) 494-2493.