May 9th, 2001

Great River Medical Center’s Auxiliary presented a check totalling $15,000 to hospital officials last Wednesday evening at the auxiliary’s annual meeting. The donation will be used to complete a walkway around the lake on the hospital campus.

The walkway not only will add to the enjoyment of the lake by employees and the public, but it also will be used for patient therapy. The total cost to complete the walkway is estimated at $50,000. The remainder of the construction cost will be donated over the next two years.

Outgoing auxiliary President Clara Zoeller presented the check to Ron Halligan, vice president of Human Resources at Great River Medical Center.

“We are very proud of our donation to Great River Medical Center,” Zoeller said. “No project is too small where health and caring are concerned.”

“We greatly appreciate not only the financial aid from the auxiliary, but also the great number of hours auxiliary members give to the hospital,” Halligan said. “Their assistance throughout the year is extremely important to us.”

In the past year, the auxiliary also has provided funding totalling more than $22,000 for several other projects/programs. These are:

 Auxiliary educational scholarships, $5,600

 Children’s Library at the Burlington Public Library, $1,000

 Junior VolunTeen shirts, $900

 New Gift Shop cash register, $600

 Parking lot shuttle, $12,000

 Refreshments for Surgical Waiting Area, $524

 Smoke alarms distributed by Safe Kids and the Education Department, $1,000

 Transportation costs for school children to tour Pediatrics Unit and hospital, $300

 Yarn for newborn caps and booties, Women and Family Center, Obstetrics Unit, $387

Auxiliary officers for 2001-2002 also were announced during the annual meeting. They are:

 Nancy Pilcher, president, Burlington

 Flora Specht, vice president, Danville

 Lucy Ringold, secretary, Wever

 Janet Larson, treasurer, Burlington

 Karanel Larson, Gift Shop treasurer, Burlington

For more information about the auxiliary, please call the hospital’s Volunteer Services office at (319) 768-3340.