Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital membership drive now on

The members of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital are actively recruiting new and returning members to join them during their annual membership drive.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital is devoted to providing the hospital and its patients and visitors with many services. The Auxiliary also holds annual fundraisers, such as the Women’s Health Day Luncheon each fall, the Pillow-Perk in early November, the Masquerade sales and their annual membership drive each July. (Note:  The Women’s Health Day will not be held this year due to COVID-19.) All the money the Auxiliary receives goes back to the hospital for equipment.

The Auxiliary has purchased numerous items for the hospital, including maternity services birthing beds, a new mammography viewbox for Radiology, two digital cameras, two ice machines, a chemotherapy chair, blanket warmers, a NuStep exercise machine, an EKG machine, flat screen TVs for all the patient rooms, a labor tub, a fetal heart monitor, a fetal heart monitor and infant warmer for maternity services, a noninvasive transcutaneous bilirubinometer, renovated the outpatient treatment room at the hospital, helped purchase the new 3D digital mammography machine in the Radiology Department,  and most recently purchased new patient weight beds.

Following COVID-19, the Auxiliary will resume  meeting monthly the second Monday of each month, at 1 p.m., in the ICN Conference Room at Veterans Memorial Hospital and begin holding the  monthly Euchre Marathon tournament the third Thursday of each month.

Auxiliary membership dues are just $5 for active members and $12 for inactive members. Enrollment forms are available at the main entrance of the hospital. Dues can be paid at the main entrance to Veterans Memorial Hospital or given to any current Auxiliary member. For more information, call Auxiliary President Bev Larson-Needham at 563-568-4287.

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