Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary President Carolyn Reinwald opened the June 12 meeting with the prayer for hospital auxilians. She introduced the first recipient of the FCMH Auxiliary scholarship for 2017. Brandon Brown, a graduate of Miami Trace High School, is headed to Wright State University for a nursing degree. He was awarded a scholarship for $2,500.
The other recipient is Ethan Marting from Washington High School. Barbara Vance, Jody Hanawalt and Joyce Lott of the scholarship committee presented Brandon with his scholarship.
There were no hospital representatives to inform the auxiliary about the happenings at FCMH because they were all at a business meeting out of town. Luckily we had our Nancy Troutman to fill us in. Pam Melvin was nominated for Health Care Worker of the Year. It will be decided at the OHA Tuesday night.
Jane Bissell, CEO, has retired. Trent Lemle is the interim CEO. The Same Day Care Clinic is being manned by Jami Wise, Morgan Ryan and Dustin Harmeyer, nurse practitioners.
Radiology is nearly remodeled. The emergency room is next. The waiting room for ER and radiology will be re-done to be more attractive.
The president opened the business meeting. Jeanne Immell read the minutes. They were accepted as read. Sherry Ferguson gave the treasurer’s report. The report will be filed for audit. Jean Ann Davis gave her report on the gift shop. The report will be filed for audit.
The lead volunteers gave a report on the situation in their areas of the hospital. Everything seems to be going well. However more help can be used everywhere.
Carolyn announced that there are 500 stuffed animals available for ER so the auxiliary will not need to order more.
The next fundraiser will be Books Are Fun or Collective Goods, Sept. 14 and 15.
Barbara Vance, scholarship chairman, read thank you notes from the Washington High School Scholarship Committee and Miami Trace guidance counselor, Matthew Barga. The notes were in appreciation for the scholarships given to Ethan Marting and Brandon Brown.