(4/11/12) - The Hospital Auxiliary promotes McLeod Medical Center Dillon through its volunteer efforts. Volunteering many hours per month, they operate the Pink Dogwood gift shop, serve as hostesses at the Main Lobby Entrance, assist patients and staff member in the Cardiac Rehab and Physical Therapy outpatient areas and give of their time at hospital functions, Red Cross blood drives and many other events throughout the year. Proceeds from the gift shop and several other annual fundraisers that are held throughout the year have been used to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment for McLeod Medical Center Dillon. The Auxiliary members have also established a scholarship fund to encourage deserving individuals in Dillon County to further their education in health-related careers. Scholarships are awarded annually.
On April 11, Volunteer Auxiliary members were awarded service pins to recognize those members that have completed an initial 100 hours of service in 2011. These members were: Karen Cook, Beth Cottingham, Jane Dove, Christel Jackson, and Patti McInnis. The following members were also recognized for each 500 hours served thereafter during 2011: Jan Austin, Thelma Ann Burns, Christine Carmichael, Linda Dutton, Lib Flowers, Terri Holliday, Sara Hopkins, Aileen Jackson, Ann Lupo, Bee McQueen, Virginia Meekins, Mildred Mishue, Jill Nelson, Mary Ricks, Bessie Rumble, and Betty Stout.
As a group, the Volunteer Auxiliary provided McLeod Medical Center Dillon with a total of 7,388 volunteer hours during 2011.
For information on joining the Volunteer Auxiliary, please contact the Administrative Office of McLeod Medical Center Dillon at 487-1381.