News on behalf of: Rideout Foundation
Contact: Carol Ramirez, VP Community Relations/Foundation
The Fremont and Rideout Auxiliaries gifted a total of $30,712 recently to the Fremont Medical Center, Rideout Memorial Hospital and affiliated programs and services at FRHG
For more than 50 years, the Fremont and Rideout Auxiliaries have been an important part of both hospitals. Auxiliary members have donated invaluable hours of their time, talent and resources and have raised thousands of dollars to ensure that the health group continues to serve our communities every year.
Funds are used to fulfill many different needs -- from purchasing medical equipment to supporting important patient health and educational programs.
Auxiliary members raise funds primarily through hospital gift shops, but they can also be found volunteering throughout other areas of the hospital or working on special projects, such as the FR Foundation,Vial of Life Program or at the Pink Trunk Thrift Shop.
"We are so grateful to our auxiliaries. They are vital to our healthcare system. Whether they are making a donation that helps us purchase advanced diagnostic technology, or supplying funds to continue an important patient program." said Carol Ramirez, VP Foundation, Community Relations.
Rideout Memorial Hospital Auxiliary gifted a total of $20,000 to provide:
A special convection oven for the lab, an electric exam table for the Medical Services Organization, a waterproof doplar for ICU, Nustep Aerobic Exercise Equipment for Physical Therapy, a portable DVD player & fluid warmer for the cancer center and medical equipment for the IV Therapy team and the Cardiology Dept.
Fremont Medical Center Auxiliary gifted a total of $10,712 to provide:
A baby Anne and Little Anne CPR Manikin for hospital education, a new switchboard for admitting, a vital signs device for The Fountains and miscellaneous equipment for Materials Management.
"Raising funds, even for non profit hospitals is not easy, but our Auxiliaries have raised enough to make a real difference this year!" said Ramirez. "On behalf of the entire Rideout Hospital community, we thank them!"
New Auxiliary Leadership Announced:
Fremont Medical Center Auxiliary installed the following Chair Positions: Judy Putland, Gift Shop; Lita Wells and Kathy McCourtney, Co-Treasurers; Shirley Murray, Corresponding Secretary; Donna McFarlane, Recording Secretary; Donna McFarlane, Junior Auxiliary Advisor; Marnee Crowhurst, Executive Liaison; Sally Whittaker, Baby Layettes; Kay Terry, Bulletin Board; Kathy McCourtney, Candy; Bonnie Ayers, Clerical Coordinator; Fran McReynolds, Historian & Photographer; Marnee Crowhurst, Membership; Vivian Mitchell and Joy Sholer, Scheduling/ Hours & Awards; Sharon Fletcher, See's Candy.
Rideout Memorial Hospital Auxiliaries each installed new officers and chairpersons at their annual Installation Ceremonies in January.
Rideout Memorial Hospital Auxiliary installed the following officers: Shirley Crumback, President; Donna Sawyer, Vice-President; Kathryn Shreves, Treasurer; Marlene Dorsey, Recording Secretary; Mona Routzong, Corresponding Secretary.
Both auxiliaries are dedicated to rendering service to the hospitals, patients and families.
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Rideout Health Group is a system of two acute-care, not-for-profit hospitals: Rideout Memorial Hospital, and Fremont Medical Center; the Heart Center at Rideout, the Cancer Center affiliated with UC Davis and a host of ancillary services including senior living, Alzheimer's care, home health, hospice and durable medical equipment, located throughout Marysville and Yuba City. Fremont-Rideout's health system employs more than 1,700 employees and has approximately 263 physicians on the medical staff.