Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxillary
The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary is comprised of approximately ninety women, twelve men, five honorary members, and one teenager who all serve as community volunteers. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to inform the public of needs of the hospital, patients, and medical staff, and to assist the management of the hospital to carry out programs designed for improving the well-being of the community; to give financial aid to the hospital through fundraising projects; and to afford to the members of the Auxiliary the opportunity to share in the humanitarian work of the hospital. We are privileged to have a dedicated group of men and women that give their time and talents so that others may benefit. We are proud to say that we have one of the most active auxiliary groups in the state.
The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary actively participates in the following ways:
Angel Tree Project – donation of clothing and toys for children at Christmas.
Healthcare Appreciation –In September snack trays are taken to doctors, EMS, fire dept. etc. to thank them for their service to the community.
Employee Appreciation Day – provide snacks for all PVCH employees annually.
Equipment & Furnishings – through fundraisers, the Auxiliary has provided several pieces of equipment for the hospital such as recliners, wheelchairs, defibrillators, thermometers, whiteboards, and wall clocks. They also have provided funding for a Lab Analyzer, the two Sure System units for environmental services and the Healing Garden.
Gift Shop – The Auxiliary operates the hospital gift shop as a service to the staff and public.
Sixth Grade Health Fair – This event is held to provide information about healthcare, hygiene, peer pressure and making good choices. They work closely with the schools and the community to provide good information for sixth graders.
Luminaries – one of the largest fundraisers of the year, luminaries light the front lawn of the hospital throughout the month of December in remembrance and in honor of family and friends.
Nursing Scholarships – two nursing scholarships are given annually – $500 each.
Diagnostic Imaging Escort – for mammogram patients, PVCH auxiliary members provide an escort to the mobile unit.