Editor's Note: The following announcement comes from the Tri-City Hospital Foundation.
Tri-City Hospital Foundation hosted a tea party Feb. 22 to show its appreciation for the hospital’s 600 Auxiliary volunteers who provide over 100,000 hours of service every year to Tri-City Healthcare District, patients and staff and assist the hospital in promoting the health and well-being of the community.
“The support of our Auxiliary members is integral to many everyday activities at the hospital and so appreciated,” said Tobi Ferguson, president and chief development officer at Tri-City Hospital Foundation. “Joining Tri-City’s Auxiliary is a great way to stay connected with like-minded community volunteers who care about making a difference. We particularly need more bilingual Auxiliary volunteers, and we also have many other ways to get involved with Tri-City through the foundation.”
Tri-City Medical Center’s CEO Larry Anderson spoke to a room of 100 members about the hospital’s expansion plans and vision for the future of the community hospital.
“It is clear that Tri-City Medical Center must grow to keep pace with our region’s growth and we have a plan to do so,” said Anderson. “Late last year, the healthcare district board approved our conceptual plan to double the hospital’s campus. This expansion will help attract even more world-class physicians and nurses, expand our services and enhance the economic vitality and health of our region.”
Auxiliary members make daily friendly calls to seniors and people who live alone in the community; support fundraising activities to purchase medical equipment, update facilities and provide scholarships for college students; help at check-in and to prepare for community education events; and support the Baby Track program, designed to remind new mothers to schedule their babies for immunizations.
To learn more about Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s Auxiliary visit http://tricitymed.org/ways-to-give/volunteers/auxiliary/ or call 760-940-3125.