HRMC Auxiliary Honors Wipf as Volunteer of the Year
May 29, 2018
Huron, S.d. – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) honored Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year Diane Wipf as part of the annual Auxiliary Recognition Luncheon on May 21, 2018, in the HRMC Legacy Plaza auditorium.
Wipf joined the HRMC Auxiliary three years ago and has logged more than 1,000 volunteer hours serving weekly at the main information desk and other duties as needed.
Jackie Spillum, who serves as co-president of the HRMC Auxiliary, announced Wipf as this year’s winner, while her husband waited in the wings to surprise her. Spillum described Wipf as a very dedicated volunteer who is always willing to help wherever needed, serving in nearly every position. Wipf keeps herself busy helping with various hospital work and sharing a hearty welcome greeting to patients and visitors alike. Wipf is not new to HRMC as she worked as a nurse aide until 1970. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and volunteering for HRMC and at basketball games.
Spillum and her copresident, Renee Goldammer, also reported that volunteers donated 5661.5 hours to the hospital during 2017 and recognized Auxiliary volunteers achieving service milestones with a commemorative pin and flowers.
- Ginny LaFortune, new member
- Patsy Mavity, new member
- Lana McDaniel, new member
- Jeanette Kleinsasser, new member
- LaVonne Wipf, new member & 100 hours
- Shirley Duxbury, new member & 100 hours
- Marlas Balvin, 100 hours
- Janet Bobeldyke, 100 hours
- Alison Dennis, 100 hours
- Bob Eickhoff, 100 hours
- Bev Kempf, 100 hours
- Shirley McMillan, 100 hours
- Susie Schmidt, 100 hours
- Barb Solomon, 100 hours
- Shirley Knutson, 1,000 hours
- Diane Wipf, 1,000 hours
- Renee Goldammer, 2,000 hours
- Jackie Spillum, 2,000 hours
- Rita Gross, 2,500 hours
Healthcare scholarship winners were also announced as part of the activities. Five students each received $1,000 scholarships provided through money earned from gift shop sales and a special contribution from former volunteer Rose Husted. Winners included AbbyRose Miller, Gracelyn Fast, Alexis Glanzer, Megan Rawstern and Hailey Haber. During the luncheon, 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. volunteers serve 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. The group is always looking for more volunteers to help for a couple hours a week or whenever is convenient for the volunteer – men and women are welcome. For more information on HRMC’s Auxiliary or to volunteer, call 353-6565 or visit www.huronregional.org,
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