HRMC Auxiliary Honors Albright as Volunteer of the Year
June 09, 2015
PHOTO CUTLINE: From left: David Dick, HRMC president and CEO, and Betty Albright, Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, pose for a photo at the annual HRMC Auxiliary Recognition Luncheon on May 19. Also pictured are Albright’s daughters Darci Love of Marshall, Minn., and Donna Minske of Hitchcock, S.D., who surprised her at the luncheon. Not pictured is Albright’s son Doug of Huron.
HURON, S.D. – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) honored Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year Betty Albright as part of the annual Auxiliary Recognition Luncheon on May 19, 2015, in the HRMC Legacy Plaza auditorium.
Albright joined the HRMC Auxiliary in 2003 and has logged more than 1,000 volunteer hours as a Pink Lady. Albright serves weekly at the main hospital information desk and volunteers for other duties as needed.
Two Auxiliary Nursing Scholarships were also announced at the luncheon prepared by HRMC food service staff. Recipients of $750 scholarships were Desirae Van Zee and Shayna Frost.
HRMC Auxiliary copresidents Jackie Spillum and Renee Goldammer reported that volunteers donated 5,935 hours to the hospital during 2014 and recognized Auxiliary volunteers achieving service milestones with a commemorative pin and flowers.
- Char Barta, 500 hours
- Shirley Knutson, 500 hours
- Selma Laabs, 1,000 hours
- Shirley Magee, 1,000 hours
- Judy Tschetter, 1,000 hours
- Jackie Butler, 1,500 hours
- Renee Goldammer, 1,500 hours
- Laura Smidt, 1,500 hours
- Earldene Greenfield, 4,000 hours and 50-year member
Betty Freeman, Kay Van Fleet, Naoma Peterson, Shirley Schwartz, Alice Holm and Thelma Peterson, auxiliary members who passed away during 2014, were also honored in memoriam. Marcella Larsen, former president and longtime volunteer, was also remembered with a moment of silence.
David Dick, HRMC president and CEO, updated the group on activities happening at the hospital and thanked volunteers for their dedicated support.
The purpose of the Auxiliary is to promote and advance the welfare of HRMC by rendering service to patients and assisting with and contributing to charitable projects. As members of the Auxiliary, Pink Ladies volunteer daily, providing refreshments and assistance in hospital lounges, assisting visitors with hospital and patient information at the information desks and delivering floral arrangements to patients.
The Auxiliary also contributes to various projects at the hospital including equipment, furnishings and nursing scholarships. Funds are raised through annual events, gift shop/candy counter sales and membership dues. For more information on HRMC’s Auxiliary or to volunteer, call 353-6565.
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