The Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries has awarded the 2012 "Auxiliary of the Year" to Audrain Medical Center. The award was presented Thursday, Nov. 8, at a luncheon during the Missouri Hospital Association’s 90th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo.
The Audrain Medical Center Auxiliary in Mexico, Mo., was recognized for its volunteer activities as an auxiliary with 61-150 members. The hospital’s 139 auxilians contributed 17,959 hours of volunteer service from June 2011 through May 2012. Volunteers participate in various in-service activities throughout the hospital and support various efforts, including the hospital’s Lifeline program and health education in the community.
During the nomination period, the auxiliary awarded 10 $500 scholarships to students seeking careers in health care. The auxiliary provided partial or full funding for several hospital projects, including a $141,000 renovation of the main hospital hallway, a $31,000 renovation of the obstetric department and $2,800 for a new women’s health service room.