HRMC Honors Tschetter as Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year
May 23, 2019
Huron, S.D. – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) honored Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year Judy Tschetter as part of the annual Auxiliary Recognition Luncheon on May 20, 2019, in the HRMC Legacy Plaza auditorium.
Tschetter is a dedicated volunteer who serves on the Auxiliary leadership team and recently achieved the milestone of 2,000 volunteer hours.
Jackie Spillum, who serves as co-president of the HRMC Auxiliary, announced Tschetter as this year’s winner, while her daughters waited in the wings to surprise her. Spillum described Tschetter as a very dedicated volunteer who in addition to her treasurer duties, volunteers weekly in the surgery lounge and manages the Auxiliary gift shop. Tschetter also volunteers in the community by serving at her church and painting fingernails at the nursing home. She loves going to HHS sporting events, watching the Timber Wolves and spending time with her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Spillum and her co-president, Renee Goldammer, also reported that volunteers donated 5,841 hours to the hospital during 2018 and recognized Auxiliary volunteers achieving service milestones with a commemorative pin and flowers.
- Dorothy Dubs, new member
- Cindy DeLooze, new member
- Marilyn Ensz, new member
- Gayle Klinsky, new member
- Richard Klinsky, new member
- Shirley Lovejoy, new member
- Jean Mitchell, new member
- Janice Frey, 100 hours
- Ginny LaFortune, 100 hours
- Patsy Mavity, 100 hours
- Anita Rawstern, 100 hours
- Linnet Perryman, 500 hours
- Pat Pomerico, 500 hours
- Rella Quam, 500 hours
- Annette Zolobkowski, 500 hours
- Jane Bryan, 1,500 hours
- Jean Hart, 2,000 hours
- Opal Houck, 2,000 hours
- Judy Tschetter, 2,000 hours
Also recognized, were three students who each received $1,000 in healthcare scholarships provided through money earned from the gift shop. Winners included Serena Cardona, who plans to study nursing at South Dakota State University; Darrian Hood, who plans to study human performance at Northern State University; and Alexis Glanzer, who will begin the registered nursing program at Lake Area Technical Institute. 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 at the information desks and delivering floral arrangements and newspapers to patients.
The Auxiliary also contributes to various projects at the hospital including equipment and furnishings. 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 605-353-6565 or visit www.huronregional.org.
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