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To provide excellent, compassionate health care services to all.
To support and empower our team of physicians, employees, and
To promote better health in our communities through involvement,
education, and wellness.
To be efficient and cost effective.
A wide spectrum of volunteer opportunities are available at HCH. You
can select your hospital area of volunteer service to suit your
preference such as the gift shop, mail room, surgery patient escort,
pharmacy, lab and more. The Eckerd Living Center welcomes
volunteer assistance to help with elderly resident activities such as
bingo, crafts and friendly visits as well as field trips to ballgames
and nearby cultural amenities. Your
individual preferences for volunteer assistance can be directed by
calling our volunteer coordinator.
Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Auxiliary Club is a special group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the Hospital and its services. The HCH Auxiliary Club has been instrumental in funding various projects throughout the Hospital, Eckerd Living Center, and community programs. Their fundraising efforts have enabled HCH to purchase Physical Therapy equipment, Radiology and mammogram equipment, wheelchairs, patient lifts, thermometers and ventilators, a blood bank refrigerator, computers, landscaping and outdoor furniture just to name a few. The items totaled over $300,000.
The Auxiliary also raises funds for a “Healthcare Scholarship”, used to provide financial support for area young people who wish to enter healthcare in such fields as nursing, medical technologies, or various kinds of therapy. The funds also help the hospital recruit and train skilled medical personnel of all types. Anyone wishing to pursue a career in the health care field, including those already in the field who wish to further their education, can apply for this scholarship.
The members also participate in an annual fundraising tradition by raffling a hand embroidered quilt that is displayed at the Highlands Arts and Craft Show each October. The members embroider native wildflowers on fabric panels which are then quilted together. Proceeds from the raffle are then donated to support the hospital.
The Auxiliary was established in 1953 by Ella B. Carter, R.N. Its primary purpose was to assist the hospital by sewing and mending linens, stitching layettes, and furnishing kitchen equipment as needed. To provide funding for these projects the Auxiliary rallied the churches and local organizations to hold a bazaar. The 1993 bazaar proceeds fulfilled the Auxiliary’s five year pledge of $120,000. The Auxiliary enlists volunteers to assist in all departments of the hospital and to staff the gift shop.
The Auxiliary Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Monday of each month. If you would like further information or if you would like to join this group of volunteers, please contact the volunteer coordinator at 526-1376 or email email@example.com
Any individual over the age of 16 years that wishes to provide service on a short or long term basis with a minimum of several hours each month. *All volunteers undergo pre-screenings
Some of the benefits volunteers receive include: free meals, annual flu vaccination, annual health screenings, an appreciation banquet, references, career exploration and the use of HCH’s HealthTracks exercise facility.
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