The McLeod Medical Center Dillon Volunteer Auxiliary held its annual meeting on November 18, 2015, at Twin Lakes Country Club in Dillon, SC. Officers were named to serve in leadership roles for the upcoming year. The officers for the 2016 year will be Jan Austin, President, Judy Powell, Vice President, Beth Cottingham, Treasurer, Linda Dutton, Secretary, Faye Sloan, Director, and Barbara Hinson, Director.
The Hospital Auxiliary promotes McLeod Medical Center Dillon through its volunteer efforts. Volunteering many hours per month, they operate the Pink Dogwood gift shop and give of their time at hospital functions, in the Cardiac Rehab Department, in the hospital’s front lobby welcoming visitors and at Red Cross blood drives among many other events throughout the year. Proceeds from the gift shop and several other annual fundraisers have been used to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment and other items that enhance patient care for McLeod Medical Center Dillon. The Auxiliary members have established a scholarship fund to encourage deserving individuals in Dillon County to further their education in health-related careers.
In 2015, the McLeod Dillon Auxiliary continued to provide two $1,000 scholarships, completed the "One Vision, One Future" annual pledge of $5,000 to the McLeod Dillon Emergency Department expansion, purchased a sleeper sofa for use in the Medical/Surgical Unit, two telemetry monitor boxes for Cardiac Rehabilitation patients, a flower and bud vase cooler for the Gift Shop, and continued the Literacy for Newborns project in partnership with the Dillon County Library. Fundraising for this year earned approximately $14,000.
The support of the Volunteer Auxiliary provides McLeod Dillon with items that improve the hospital experience for both patients and their family members.
For information on joining the Volunteer Auxiliary, please contact the Administration Office of McLeod Medical Center Dillon at 487-1381.