Medical Center Auxiliary Wraps Up Year with Holiday Celebration

December 20, 2011

Arkansas City - The volunteers of South Central Kansas Medical Center's Auxiliary celebrated another successful year during their annual Christmas luncheon, which was held last week.

Auxiliary President Connie Kimsey addressed the approximately 60 volunteers and staff who were attending the luncheon. She highlighted a few of the activities the club participated in during 2011. Auxiliary members assist five days a week by performing a variety of tasks around the hospital. In addition, they represented the hospital during several community events such as the Health and Safety Fair, and Arkalalah.

The Auxiliary also contributes to the hospital each year through monetary donations. They raise funds throughout the year through a variety of activities including bake sales, holiday sales, and operating the hospital gift shop. This year $9,500 was provided for facility equipment purchases and healthcare scholarships. Through these donations, SCKMC was able to purchase equipment for the surgery, dietary, and emergency departments.

"We are so grateful for all the work the volunteers do within our facility. They are an integral part of our organization. We have been blessed to have so many people willing to give their time to make this a great place to work and receive healthcare," said Holly Harper, SCKMC's Chief Financial Officer.

The luncheon also included the installation of the Auxiliary's 2012/2013 officers by, Steve Perkins, SCKMC's Chief Executive Officer. Marilyn Tracy will be the Auxiliary President, Connie Kimsey will serve as Past-President, Gloria Hull will act as Vice-President, Rose Anstine will serve as Officer in charge of Medical Center Services and Membership, Helen Bossi was selected for Secretary, Deeann Goodson will serve as Treasurer, and Kay Walker will be the Gift Shop Treasurer.

For more information on SCKMC's Auxiliary, including how to become a member, contact the medical center at 620-442-2500.

Pictured: Steve Perkins, SCKMC CEO, addresses a group of volunteers during the hospital Auxiliary's annual Christmas luncheon.