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St. Anthony Auxiliary Installs New Officers

Monday, 09 January 2012

Serving the Auxiliary as 2011 Co-Presidents are, Diane Hannasch, Deb Porter, Pat Sanders and Marilyn Hoffman, Shirley Seaman and Alice Baumhover; Jan Potthoff and Joan Hannasch. Treasurer is Fran Pedelty, Secretary is Norma Riedmann.

Auxiliary projects at St. Anthony include the daily operation of the Coffee and Gift Shop, staffing visitor reception desks in the atrium, radiology, surgery center and third floor, assisting with clerical duties in hospital departments, and helping coordinate community blood drives. Many auxilians offer their time and talent knitting so that every baby born at St. Anthony receives a handmade blanket and patients are comforted with handmade prayer shawls.  Over the years, the St. Anthony Auxiliary has donated more than $¬¬¬380,000 to major hospital projects, including the Alzheimer’s addition, The Birth Place, Education Center and cardiac rehabilitation. The hospital auxiliary recently made a six-year pledge totaling $150,000 to support the Pastoral Care Endowment. The Hospital Auxiliary helps fill the need for many other donations, such as equipment, toys, or supplies. The Auxiliary’s scholarship program awards $500 scholarships to DMACC, Kuemper and Carroll High School students who go into nursing, and contributes $500 to the Iowa Healthcare Education and Research Foundation statewide scholarship program. In addition, the Auxiliary participates as a major sponsor of St. Anthony’s annual Golf Classic. Special fundraising projects throughout the year include book and bake sales, $5 jewelry events, Discovery Toy sales, Scrubs & Beyond sales and the annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

“Every day Auxiliary volunteers serve the hospital in many ways by offering his or her special talents and abilities to make our community a better place to live, work and raise our families,” said Gary Riedmann, hospital president. “Our mission clearly says that our volunteers are one of our most valuable resources, so we say thank you to the hospital Auxiliary for the many ways it touches the lives of our patients.”

Membership in the Auxiliary totals 379 members who all play a vital role in the organization. Anyone interested in joining the St. Anthony Auxiliary is encouraged to call Alice Baumhover, membership chair, at 792-3091.

Last updated ( Thursday, 12 January 2012 )

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401