Lourdes Auxiliary Reaches 500,000 Service Hours
--September 5, 2012
Paducah Mayor Pro Tem Gayle Kaler proclaimed Wednesday, September 5, 2012, as Lourdes Auxiliary Day in honor of the group’s 500,000 service hours to the hospital. A reception held was held in the Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion lobby.
The Auxiliary started at Riverside Hospital in 1952 with its focus on offering support and service to Lourdes and to the patients. Auxiliary members live out the Lourdes mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our community with emphasis on the poor and under-served.
Over the years, the Auxiliary has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for patient care needs, supplies, equipment and funds for community projects to enhance patient care. The Auxiliary has grown from the 89 charter members to the present 174 dedicated volunteer membership ranging from age 14 to 93. The auxiliary averages 50,000 service hours a year.
The areas of service have also expanded with volunteers currently serving in 18 departments of the hospital. Some of those include Emergency Room, Maintenance, Operative Care, Outpatient Registration, Information Desks, Gift Shop, Foundation, Accounting, Human Resources and our Shuttle service.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at Lourdes, contact Shannon Courtney at (270) 444-2552.
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