Auxiliary’s annual donation to Reid Health Foundation passes $400K for first time
Jan. 11, 2023 -- Reid Health Auxiliary's string of record-setting donations to the Reid Health Foundation continued in 2022 with the presentation of a check for $400,164 last month.
The total was about $30,000 more than the previous year's record number, which itself had topped a record-breaking donation in 2020.
"This donation represents the generous support and confidence of the Reid Auxiliary membership," said John Herig, president of the auxiliary board. "Our volunteers are eager to assist in every area of patient care. In addition, we always look for ways to enhance the patient experience. Their needs are our mission."
The auxiliary raises money year-round with special sales and through the hospital's gift shop, the Ginkgo Boutique, which is wholly owned and operated by the auxiliary. All proceeds from the gift shop and other activities are presented to the foundation annually.
Since its formation in 1948, the auxiliary has now given nearly $5 million to the foundation. The money is used to support patient care at Reid Health, including technology and equipment needs. Last year, funds donated by the auxiliary help to pay for new equipment such as an ultrasound unit, a vascular diagnostic system, EKG machines, exam tables, an infant incubator and warmer, and other items.
"This donation represents the generous support and confidence of the Reid Auxiliary membership. Our volunteers are eager to assist in every area of patient care. In addition, we always look for ways to enhance the patient experience. Their needs are our mission." -- John Herig, president of the Reid Health Auxiliary board
"Reid Health is blessed to have a strong and generous auxiliary that continues to help us meet our mission," said Jason Troutwine, Reid Vice President and Reid Foundation President. "The Reid Auxiliary is comprised of dedicated volunteers who share their time, talent, expertise, and passion to serve with us each day. They are an inspiration to our team and a reminder the work we do here together is meaningful and valued."
The auxiliary's officers for 2023 will include Herig as president, Jim Spon as president-elect, David Garman as past president, Pat Shuck as treasurer, Virginia Thompson as assistant treasurer, John Reddington as recording secretary, Becky Russell as assistant recording secretary, and Patsy Goble as corresponding secretary.
Auxiliary volunteers donate their time across Reid Health with some 200 active in various departments.
For information about volunteering at Reid, visit reidhealth.org/volunteer-opportunities.