Friday, November 7, 2014

CoxHealth Auxiliary named Auxiliary of the Year

CoxHealth Auxiliary in Springfield is among four hospital auxiliaries honored by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries for their volunteer services to the health care community.

The hospital auxiliaries were presented the recognition on Thursday, November 6, at a luncheon during the Missouri Hospital Association’s 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach.

CoxHealth Auxiliary received recognition for its exceptional efforts as an auxiliary with more than 301 members.

The hospital’s 1,122 auxilians performed 155,810 hours of service in the hospital and community from June 2013 to May 2014. The auxilians participated in numerous in-service activities throughout the hospital and conducted a fundraising drive for a new nine-story, 310,000 square-foot patient tower.

Since its inception 65 years ago, the auxiliary has contributed $8,461,123 to improve the health of the communities served by the hospital. The auxiliary provided $76,500 to students seeking associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing, as well as to high school seniors pursuing a profession in health care.

Stop by and thank the CoxHealth Auxiliary for all it does. A banner celebration in their honor is scheduled for Friday, November 14 in Foster Auditorium at Cox South.