Newman Regional Health
1201 West 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 343-6800 x22524
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2020
Newman Regional Health Auxiliary Announces 2019 Year in Review
(Emporia, KS) — The Newman Regional Health (NRH) Auxiliary announced their 2019 year in review, detailing revenues and expenses, at their Annual Board Meeting.
Of the 125 members of the NRH Auxiliary, 115 are volunteers that assist throughout multiple areas of the hospital, including but not limited to the North, East, Same Day Surgery, and Medical Plaza information desks, Snack Bar, Gift Shoppe, mail room, and baking. A combined total of more than 16,420 hours were recorded by NRH Auxiliary volunteers during the 2019 year. As a result of their dedicated time as volunteers and focused initiatives that support Newman Regional Health’s mission, they were once again the recipient of the Gold Award, the highest Auxiliary award presented by the Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas and the Kansas Hospital Association.
In 2019, the NRH Auxiliary awarded $10,000 in scholarships for area college students pursuing a degree in a health related field. Five (5) out of a total of thirty (30) applicants were selected to receive a total of $2,000 in scholarships, $1,000 for the fall semester and $1,000 for the spring. More than $39,000 was raised by the NRH Auxiliary through Snack Bar and Gift Shoppe sales as well as multiple fundraisers scheduled throughout the year. The Auxiliary hosted a total of ten (10) fundraisers in 2019 with Cookies for Claus, Scrub Hub, and PACO Jewelry as the top three.
The NRH Auxiliary successfully approved and donated more than $2,600.00 to support hospital funding requests, including five (5) new wheelchairs for the Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation unit, three (3) new wheelchairs for the Emergency Department, event support for the Diabetic Health Fair, and gifts for the New Year’s baby.
“We are able to continue supporting Newman Regional Health because people continue to support the Auxiliary,” states Carolyn Hossfeld, Auxiliary President. “The next time you see or hear of an event or fundraiser hosted by the Auxiliary, please consider the support you are providing area students and/or hospital requests. That’s what keeps us going.”
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About Newman Regional Health: Newman Regional Health is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital owned by the citizens of Lyon County, Kansas. Recognized as a Level 4 Trauma Center, Newman Regional Health provides inpatient acute and medical rehabilitation services along with a full range of emergency and outpatient care to patients of all ages in Lyon County and surrounding areas in East Central Kansas. Newman Regional Health offers 24/7 care with a newly renovated, state-of-the-art 19-bed emergency room and 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit. With a mission to improve health in the community by providing high quality care and a vision to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services, Newman Regional Health receives recognition as a top Critical Access Hospital each year.