RMH Auxiliary provides generous support for immediate needs at RMH
March 22, 2019 - With its commitment to service and fundraising top of mind, the Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary continues to seek out ways to enhance patients’ experiences and support the Hospital to provide exceptional care together.
The volunteers’ fundraising efforts have been bridging the gap between funding and needs since the Auxiliary formed in 1904. Recognizing that the Hospital incurs unexpected costs, the Auxiliary has begun providing support for immediate needs, over and above the annual gift the members present at their annual general meeting in June.
The Auxiliary made a special donation to support needs including the purchase of hysteroscopes for the Perioperative Suite, a specialized echocardiography stretcher, computers and monitors, and kitchen wares for the Nutrition Services Department. Volunteers Evelyn Morrow, Rhona Bryant and Joyce MacCormack presented the cheque for $55,000 to RMH Interim President and CEO Veronica Nelson and RMH Foundation Executive Director Erin Coons.
“Our Auxiliary members are such valued partners here at the Ross,” said Veronica Nelson. “Every coffee and get well card they sell, every donation they inspire with their service — every gift they make to the Foundation comes back to the Hospital in the form of better tools and better experiences for our patients. We’re so grateful for their support.”