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Wall units for patient rooms in
the Trauma Unit and Pulmonary Medicine—used by nurses for computer documentation
Transducers used in radiology
Instrument trays and laparoscopes
for operating rooms
Vinyl gait belts for use by nurses
and physical therapists replacing older models to improve infection control
Message center software and
phones for each guest room at the Lewis Rathbun Center
Books for NICU families, “My
Brother is like a Baby Bird.” This book was written by the mother of a NICU graduate.
As you can see, volunteers have helped fund items that are both highly technical for patient benefit, as well as meeting those more personal needs such as the books for the NICU families and
the phone system for the Rathbun Center. The funds for these grants come from the profits of the Gift and Bean Shops, and the specialty sales sponsored by the Volunteer Organization such as the upcoming Read’s Uniform Sale.
This year’s Volunteer Recognition Week events include a breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel on Tuesda , April 29, a Health Fair on Wednesda , April 30, and a Memorial Service honoring former volun- teers on Thursda , May 1.
Volunteers will be honored with a cor- sage or boutonniere donated by Becky’s Florist on the day they are on duty. Please show your support and appreciation by saying “thank you” not only during this special week, but every time you see a vol- unteer on duty. “ olunteers are not paid because they are worthless; they are not paid because they are priceless!”
Memorial Service Will Honor Volunteers
A special memorial serivce will be held on May 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Heart Center’s Glenn Theatre to honor former Mission Hospital volunteers who died this past year.
Family members are invited to join volunteers and Mission staff to recognize and celebrate the contributions and the lives of these very special friends of Mission Hospital. Those who will be honored contributed a combined total of 56,231 hours of service to Mission Hospitals over a 41-year span. Please plan to attend this time of remembrance.
March 24, 2007
Heart Center Waiting
April 2, 2007
Admitting/Heart Center Waiting
April 16, 2007
Information Desk/Volunteer Station
April 27, 2007
May 6, 2007
Emergency Room/Heart Center
May 10, 2007
Heart Center Waiting
May 14, 2007
Ira Lou Smith
July 17, 2007
July 28, 2007
Library/A.M. Admitting/Lab Delivery
August 26, 2007
September 24, 2007
October 8, 2007
November 1, 2007
Lab Specimen Pick-up
November 19, 2007
Allyn E. Weber
February 4, 2008
February 23, 2008
February 28, 2008
March 12, 2008
Knitter/Volunteer Services Secretary
Dog Therapy Volunteer
September 29, 2007
Michie & Fred Rogers’ cocker spaniel
Dining Out For Life is the Best Reason Not to Cook!
Join 7,000 other caring individuals on April 24th for break- fast, lunch or dinner, or all three, at 100 of WNC restaurants and 20% of your bill will be donated to support the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP). All you have to do is go out and have a great meal. How easy is that?
Last year’s event raised $123,400 to assist WNCAP in their mission of provid- ing compassionate care to area men, women and children affected by the AIDS virus, and increase awareness to “at risk” individuals through their Education and Prevention programs throughout 19 coun- ties of Western North Carolina. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, expens- es were only 3.8% netting an incredible $118,000, a fundraising record!
Several Mission staffers will host events at this year’s Dining Out for Life. Winnie Ziegler, Susan Male , Melissa
Hicks, Libby Flowers and Angela Jones
will all participate on site at local restau- rants to greet you. Information on which restaurants they will host was not avail- able at press time.
And when you visit a Dining Out For Life® restaurant on April 24, please tell them you are there because of their gen- erosity to this cause.
For more information and a list of participating restaurants in the Asheville area, go to www.wncap.org.
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