Feb 12, 2019 /


The Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met for their monthly meeting on Monday, February 4. President Eddie McKinney called the meeting to order and Shirley Grigg led the group in prayer. Janet Hynes then shared the thought for the day.

Guest speaker for the meeting was Detective Michael Wally with the Uvalde Police Department. Detective Wally previously spoke to the group in December and was invited back to continue his presentation and discussion on frequently used scams. Detective Wally covered information groups or individuals who falsely pose hostage situations, charity cases, phishing emails, and forms of solicitation.

Barbara Hogan read the minutes from January’s meeting and Barbara Blair gave the treasurer’s report. Shirley Grigg shared the gift shop report and noted a discrepancy from last meetings report to be corrected. Maria Lugo reported that the Auxiliary has a total of 44 active members for the membership update. Sherley Wentz, chairman of the scholarship committee, discussed proposed changes to the scholarship application process. The group tabled the item for further review and discussion before it will be voted on at the March meeting. Wentz also shared the beautification report.

Charla Carter gave the group more information about the scholarship committees proposed changes and answered questions.

Tom Nordwick, CEO, shared updates on the hospital’s building project. Nordwick said Perkins+Will, the architectural firm for the project, will be on site the week of February 11 for the final design development phase of the project. Following those meetings, the architectural firm will work behind the scenes with Hoar Construction to finalize details and release a guaranteed maximum price in, or before, May. Preliminary land clearing could begin as early as March but a ground breaking for the project will take place in the fall of 2019.

Karla Radicke shared public relations and events updates with the group. Radicke said that UMH is celebrating American Heart Month with a full slate of events scheduled. Screenings for blood pressure will be offered, off-site, at Herby Ham Activity Center on February 21 and Uvalde County Nutrition Center on February 28, each from 9-11am. UMH will host two Stop The Bleed courses on Monday, February 18; one from 9:00-11:00am and another from 5:30-7:30pm. Both are open to the public and free of charge, but RSVP is required by calling 830-278-6251, extension 1038. Radicke also shared that Walk With A Doc for American Heart Month will be on Saturday, February 23 at 9am at Uvalde Memorial Park. It is a safe, fun walk open to the public and free of charge. This month Shotgun Crossfit, Big Oak Crossfit, Pure Fitness, and Snap Fitness will also be on hand to join the walkers in a warm up, basic exercises, and a cool down. Radicke reminded the group to check the hospital’s Facebook page or website for details on any of the upcoming events.

The Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s next meeting will be held on Monday, March 4 at 10:00am in the Wrather Holmgreen Conference Room. For more information on becoming a member of the Auxiliary, please contact Charla Carter, volunteer services director, at (830) 278- 6251 extension 1435.

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