The annual South Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary Christmas luncheon was held Dec. 12, 2017.

SCKMC Auxiliary installs new officers

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FROM RIGHT: Outgoing SCKMC Auxiliary President Rose Anstine presents the president’s gavel to Jo Ann Baker during the installation of officers ceremony as SCKMC CEO Virgil Watson looks on. Baker will be the SCKMC Auxiliary president for 2018-19.

This special event is a time to thank the SCKMC Auxiliary volunteers for their efforts and gifts to the hospital.

Every other year, the celebration also includes a special ceremony to officially install the upcoming Auxiliary board members. The following volunteers will hold office for the 2018-19 term:

  • Jo Ann Baker — president;
  • Rose Anstine — past president;
  • Judy Day-Trenary — recording secretary;
  • Anstine — general rreasurer;
  • Jan Bartel — gift shop treasurer;
  • Dee Dee Moore — in-hospital services and membership.

Following the installation ceremony, incoming president Baker addressed the general membership.

“I appreciate all of you (who) have worked and continue to work,” she said.

“We have a lot more work ahead of us. We have to all work together. (The hospital) needs our help, and we need to be here to help them.”

The luncheon concluded with a donation from the Auxiliary to the hospital for the purchase of specific equipment items.

“Recently, we were given a wish list from the hospital and the Auxiliary has voted to donate these items — a carpet shampooer for the housekeeping department, a wheelchair for ER, a centrifuge for the lab and a kangaroo pump for Med/Surg,” said outgoing president Anstine.

A check for $3,792 was presented to SCKMC Chief Financial Officer Holly Harper for the equipment purchases.

“On behalf of the hospital, I want to say thank you. The departments were elated — it means a lot to all of us,” she said.

“The efforts that you all put in, what you do for our patients on a daily basis, the smiles when you walk in the door — I’m grateful for you all. I really appreciate you and am so grateful for everything you have done for us.”

This information was provided by South Central Kansas Medical Center Marketing Director Clayton Pappan.