|Carol Wilhoit, President of the HRH Auxiliary presents Mr. Lynn Olson,
President and CEO of HRH, Dr. Wendy Harrington, President and CEO
of HRHF, and Mr. Don Warren, Vice-Chair HRHF Board of Directors,
with a generous gift of $86,635.61.
Carol Wilhoit, President of the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary, presented a gift of $86,635.61 to Lynn Olson, President and CEO of Hannibal Regional Hospital and Wendy Harrington, President and CEO of Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation, at the monthly Auxiliary Luncheon held December 19 at Quality Inn in Hannibal.
Monday’s generous gift was made possible through a variety of projects the Auxiliary worked on all year. Through the “Wish List” program, a portion of the funds were used to purchase new equipment for the Chris Coons Women’s Care Department and literacy materials for the Hannibal Children’s Center. Other projects included providing coloring books and crayons, puppets, newspapers for patients, infant car beds, bonnets for newborns and much more. A large portion of the funds will be used to renovate the Surgery and ICU waiting room.
“HRH is very grateful for the efforts put forth by the Auxiliary in terms of time, talent and philanthropy. We appreciate each member and what they bring to our health care team. Through their efforts we are able to deliver higher quality, more personalized care than we would be able to do otherwise”, states Mr. Lynn Olson, President and CEO, Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Members of the Auxiliary donate approximately 22,000 hours each year in support of Hannibal Regional Hospital. These hours are equal to more than $408,000 of service to the hospital according to the Independent Sector.
The Auxiliary provides volunteers throughout the organization and coordinate multiple fund-raising events throughout each year. Volunteers assist with guest services at the Information Desk, surgery waiting rooms, shuttle services and aid in various departments at the hospital and the James E. Cary Cancer Center. Their fund raising events include operating two gift shops, hosting bake sales, salad luncheons, new and used book sales, jewelry sales, uniform sales and many other projects. To date, the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary has donated over $2.3 million to hospital projects.
Dr. Harrington, Ed.D., commented on the Auxilians, "We are truly blessed by the dedication and commitment the Auxiliary demonstrates year after year. Their energy and tireless efforts to support the hospital are inspiring to us all, and we can never thank them enough for all they do."
For more information or to join Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Auxiliary, call Volunteer Services at 573-248-5272. To learn more about Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation donor opportunities, visit hrhf.org or call 573-629-3577.