Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CoxHealth Auxiliary named top in Missouri for volunteer services

After 154,517 hours of service, the Missouri Hospital Association has named CoxHealth’s Auxiliary the state’s top auxiliary in the large hospital category. The award was presented at a luncheon during the Missouri Hospital Association’s 93nd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo. on Nov. 5. It’s the second year in a row that CoxHealth’s Auxiliary has been chosen for the award – and 11th time overall.  

 “CoxHealth’s Auxiliary provides an incredibly valuable resource to the health care system and our community as a whole,” says Barbara Frogue, CoxHealth’s director of volunteer services. “Our volunteers’ hours of service really can be life-changing as they donate time and raise money for new resources and development right here in southwest Missouri.”

Besides number of hours, the hospital system’s 1,224 auxilians were recognized for helping donate more than $160,000 to support the hospital and community, including $70,000 for the new patient tower that will house the Dee Ann White Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Post-Partum Floor and Neuroscience Unit. The auxiliary also contributed $45,960 in scholarships for students pursuing associates and bachelor’s degrees in nursing, $1,500 to support the Medical Explorer Program and six scholarships of $1,500 to Medical Explorer Program participants.