DeKalb Medical Auxiliary presents check during Annual Volunteer Banquet
October 27, 2014
The DeKalb Medical Auxiliary presented a check for $44,670 to the Foundation during the Annual Volunteer Banquet at Smoke Rise Country Club. The funds will be used to renovate the newly named Maureen and Roy Vandiver, M.D. Comprehensive Breast Center Reception Area at the North Decatur campus.
“We cannot begin to quantify how much the DeKalb Medical Auxiliary means to the Foundation and the hospital in general,” stated DeKalb Medical Foundation Executive Director, Leigh Minter. “As a unit, the team has donated more than 38,000 hours to DeKalb Medical, in the past year alone, and their efforts continue to translate into great improvements for the hospital.”
The improvements will transform the DeKalb Medical Comprehensive Breast Center into a more modern healing center, the next step in providing women of the DeKalb community the best possible breast care. The project is being implemented in phases so patients are not inconvenienced during construction and will allow for a better patient flow and experience for visitors.
In addition to highlighting the donation and what it means for the hospital, the following individuals were installed as new board members: Parliamentarian, Ann Hord; Treasurer, Betty Irwin; Dogwood Shop Representative, Betty Thompson; Secretary, Frechia Barrett; 4th Vice President, Frank Barrett; 3rd Vice President, Nancy Reed; 2nd Vice President, Cindy Livingston; 1st Vice President, Lula Scott; President, Annette Benefield.
The evening commenced with Doris Reeves (20 years), Jerrye Short (25 years) and Rachel Still (40 years) being recognized for their years of volunteer work at DeKalb Medical.