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Good Sam Auxiliary holds annual luncheon

GREENSBORO, Ga. – February 28, 2019 – St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary recently held its annual luncheon at the Lake Club at Reynolds Lake Oconee to install new officers, present pins honoring volunteers for service milestones and hear a short presentation by hospital President Tanya Adcock.

A gift of appreciation was presented to outgoing President Pam Aversa after the installation of the new 2019 Auxiliary officers. Becky Black was installed as Auxiliary president along with Debbie Hooper as vice president. Other new officers include Barbara Taylor as recording secretary, Linda Lowe as corresponding secretary and Mary Urban as treasurer.

Auxiliary members assist in various hospital duties such as working the lobby desk, physical therapy and surgical desk, and with running the Gift Gallery. Service coordinators Eileen O’Leary, Laura Heebner, Linda Bone and Jane Moss presented service pins at the luncheon for the accumulated 11,519 volunteer hours in 2018.

Retired volunteers with over 1,000 service hours also received recognition at the annual luncheon. Pat Flynt with 4,177 hours, Sandy Wolfe with 1,298 hours, Gloria Broughton with 1,258 hours and Mary Ann Jiaconia with 1,007 hours were acknowledged for their devoted services to the hospital.

Hospital President Tanya Adcock then thanked the Auxiliary for their time, dedication and monetary giving to Good Samaritan Hospital. Their commitment to the Gift Gallery, Love Lights Program and other fundraising efforts allowed the hospital to purchase nearly $40,000 of much-needed equipment, Adcock said, including IV pumps, telemetry monitors, radios for emergency preparedness, a CD burner for Radiology, and additional wheelchairs.

The Auxiliary and hospital would would like to extend a thank-you to the community for supporting all the 2018 fundraisers and ask for continued support and participation in the new year.

If you are interested in learning more about the St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary or wish to join, applications are available in the Hospital Lobby or by calling Debbie Hooper at (302) 527-4507.

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In the picture

Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary officers are, left-to-right, front: Linda Lowe, secretary; Debbie Hooper, vice president; Becky Black, president, and Mary Urban, treasurer; back: Eileen O’Leary, Gift Gallery coordinator; Linda Bone, lobby coordinator; Jane Moss, surgery coordinator; Pam Aversa, past president, June Cook, Gift Gallery manager; and Laura Heebner, physical therapy coordinator. Not pictured: Barbara Taylor, recording secretary, and Cindy Smith, orientation coordinator.