The Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) Auxiliary & Volunteer Services was named an Auxiliary of the Year by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (MAHA).
The MAHA Auxiliary of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions of Missouri hospital auxiliaries and acknowledges the value of volunteerism to individuals, organizations and communities.
The PCRMC Auxiliary was the Category 3 winner of the award, meaning it won out of all auxiliaries at hospitals with 101 to 300 licensed beds.
According to the Missouri Hospital Association, there are 18 hospitals in Category 3 and a total of 73 hospitals that are MAHA members.
A group of nearly 40 PCRMC Auxiliary members and staff took a USA Tours bus from Rolla to Osage Beach, Missouri, on Thursday, November 3, 2016, to receive their award presented at a luncheon during the Missouri Hospital Association’s 94th Annual Convention and Trade Show.
The recent Auxiliary of the Year award recognized hospital auxiliaries for outstanding service between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016.
“We are very honored that Missouri Hospital Association has chosen us,” said Linda Mitchell, president of the PCRMC Auxiliary. “Without each and every one of our volunteers, this award would not be possible.”
“Great things are possible when we work together,” said Tina Pridgeon, director of the PCRMC Auxiliary.
“They do a fantastic job. This award is well deserved by the Auxiliary,” said PCRMC CEO Ed Clayton.
The PCRMC Auxiliary & Volunteer Services organization has 217 members, and between June 2015, and May 2016, they volunteered more than 23,960 hours within the hospital and in the community.
Also during that time period, the PCRMC Auxiliary contributed a total of $107,783.76 to the hospital and community. That includes $53,511.76 in funds to the hospital, $30,277 toward hospital equipment purchases and $16,000 in scholarships to students pursuing health careers.
The PCRMC Auxiliary embraced the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries state project of “deep vein thrombosis” awareness, holding educational events and providing materials for staff and the public.
In March 2016, the Auxiliary celebrated the 10th anniversary of the “Happy Hauler” patient shuttle service that is supported by the Auxiliary.
PCRMC Auxiliary & Volunteer Services previously won the Auxiliary of the Year award in 2006.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer or a member of the Auxiliary, call Tina Pridgeon, director of PCRMC Auxiliary & Volunteer Services, at 573-458-7939.