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Volunteers Honored at Hedrick Medical Center
April 10, 2018

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (April 10, 2018) - Hedrick Medical Center recently recognized its Auxiliary members with an appreciation reception hosted by employees and administrators at the hospital on April 2 as a part of the regular monthly Auxiliary meeting. In 2017, Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers contributed more than 7,600 hours of service to the hospital's employees, patients, and families.

CAPTION: Donnie Davis (left) was honored as the 2017 Hedrick Medical Center Auxilian of the Year for consistent outstanding performance. Davis has been a volunteer since 2012. Davis is shown here with Steve Schieber, Hedrick Medical Center chief executive officer. HMC Photo

A luncheon was held to celebrate the service and accomplishments of the volunteers this past year. Volunteer hour milestones were recognized for 20 Auxiliary volunteers. Donnie Davis was honored as the 2017 Auxilian of the Year for consistent outstanding performance. Davis has been a volunteer since 2012. He received several nominations for this award and is the first male HMC Auxiliary volunteer to receive this award. Those who nominated Davis used phrases such as "very friendly," "always makes patients feel comfortable," and "always willing to fill in where and when needed." Davis works a regular volunteer shift but is often seen throughout the week as a fill-in when another volunteer is unable to work at his/her assigned time. In addition to his time at Hedrick, Davis is involved in other community events and enjoys watching his grandchildren participate in many activities.

The Auxiliary has more than 100 active and lifetime members. Active members provide numerous services to the hospital, including operating the Gift Box, the hospital's gift shop. Other areas where Auxiliary volunteers provide service include the Medical Plaza, the Ambassador Desk, the OB department, and the Specialty Clinics.

As an active proponent of health care careers, the Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary has awarded over $82,500 in scholarships to individuals since 1998. Recipients use the funds toward careers such as nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, medicine, and speech therapy.

For more information about volunteering in the Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary or the HMC Auxiliary scholarship program, contact Lindy Chapman at 660-214-8107.

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