Nov 8, 2018 /
The Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met for their monthly meeting on Monday, November 5. 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. The group did not have a guest speaker for the month of November but plans to hear from Denise McWilliams, the hospitals director of infection control and employee health, in December regarding vaccination availability and schedules.
Barbara Hogan read the minutes from October’s meeting and Barbara Blair gave the treasurer’s report. Shirley Grigg shared the gift shop report and updated the group on increased sales for the month of October. Barbara Hogan reported that the Auxiliary has a total of 45 members, including 3 whom are inactive, for the membership update. Sherley Wentz had no changes from the scholarship committee but spoke to the group about ordering pansies on behalf of the beautification committee.
The Auxiliary’s annual Christmas Tea is set for Thursday, December 6 at 9am in front of the Gift Shop. They will also host a silent auction that same day from 9am-4pm.
Charla Carter gave the group a brief update on the status of the new hospital building project. She shared that the project is still in progress as the construction company and architects are working to finalize layout details and will come back later in the month of November to bring revisions and updated renderings to hospital leadership and staff.
Karla Radicke shared public relations and events updates with the group. Radicke said that Medicare Forums for the public would be hosted again on November 13 and December 6, a babysitter training certification course will be held on Monday, November 19 while students are on Thanksgiving break, the hospice team is hosting an open house to celebrate National Hospice Month on November 27, and the hospital’s annual open house, including pictures with Santa, would be on Tuesday, December 4 from 4pm-7pm.
The Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s next meeting will be held on Monday, December 3 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.