Auxiliary Donates Escort Desks
To be used by volunteers staffing the information desks
April 10, 2013
From left: Rebecca Ryder, Franklin Memorial Hospital president/CEO; Ruth Sawyer, volunteer; Dawn Girardin, Auxiliary member; Shannon Smith, Auxiliary member; June Lane, volunteer; Dan Maxham, WA Mitchell Fine Furniture; Kamilla Hall, Auxiliary member; and Jodi Cordes, employee and volunteer services administrator.
The Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) Auxiliary has purchased two custom made desks built by W.A. Mitchell Fine Furniture to be used by volunteers staffing the information desks in the Franklin Memorial Hospital lobby and in the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center lobby, also on the FMH campus.
According to Jodi Cordes, employee and volunteer services administrator, the need for better desks at both locations was identified a couple years ago and she has worked with Dan Maxham of W.A. Mitchell on the design for months. In March, she approached the Auxiliary with a proposal identifying the need along with a design prototype, which the charitable group later agreed to purchase.
The first desk was delivered to FMH on April 9 and the second desk will be delivered to the medical arts center in the coming weeks.
While waiting in the FMH lobby on Wednesday morning Auxiliary member Shannon Smith said many of the patients coming in commented on the handsome new desk. She added, “We’re so glad to be able to give back to the hospital because of our successful fundraising. It’s a very rewarding feeling for our members.”
The Auxiliary plans activities and special events that raise thousands of dollars annually to support Franklin Memorial Hospital. The hospital’s gift shop is the Auxiliary’s major fundraiser in its mission to provide financial support for the hospital for special projects and equipment. The Auxiliary also raises money by way of membership dues, memorial stones in the healing garden, raffles, uniform and shoe sales, special events, the Remembrance Tree, and more.
New Auxiliary members are always welcome. If interested contact President Les Gatchell at 897-5509.
Volunteers are additionally welcome to provide support and assistance to patients, visitors, and staff. If interested contact Cordes at 779-2635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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