TWIG groups of HVCH Auxiliary present $25,500 at annual banquet

Elly Crow Award Winner Named

The 2017 Elly Crow Award winner is Dee McLain of TWIG II. Dee has worked on many throughout the years including the Sleighbell Ball, TWIG bazaar, catering jobs, bake sales, and the annual plant sale.

The 2017 Elly Crow Award winner is Dee McLain of TWIG II. Dee has worked on many throughout the years including the Sleighbell Ball, TWIG bazaar, catering jobs, bake sales, and the annual plant sale.

 Hocking Valley Community Hospital’s TWIG groups raised $32,000 for the hospital in 2016. Presenting their checks to HVCH CEO Julie Stuck (center) are Nancy Johnson and Rita Reis, TWIG II; Ginger Johnson, TWIG IV; and Carolyn Geiger, TWIG VI.

Hocking Valley Community Hospital’s TWIG groups raised $32,000 for the hospital in 2016. Presenting their checks to HVCH CEO Julie Stuck (center) are Nancy Johnson and Rita Reis, TWIG II; Ginger Johnson, TWIG IV; and Carolyn Geiger, TWIG VI.

The 2017 HVCH Auxiliary officers are (from left): Kathy Stiverson, treasurer; Ginger Johnson, president; and Betty Jo Downs, vice president.

The 2017 HVCH Auxiliary officers are (from left): Kathy Stiverson, treasurer; Ginger Johnson, president; and Betty Jo Downs, vice president.

LOGAN – Hocking Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary recently held its annual banquet and annual meeting where the TWIG groups (Together With Important Goals) announced their total fundraising efforts for the past year.

TWIG II presented a check for $7,500, TWIG IV presented a check for $8,000 and TWIG VI presented a check for $10,000. The total funds for a year of fundraising amounted to $25,500.

“These funds were raised throughout the year from individual TWIG projects such as ham sales, jewelry and flower sales, raffles, bake sales, poker run, basket raffle and Chinese auctions,” Auxiliary President Ginger Johnson shared.

The Auxiliary made a one-time donation in 2016 of $75,000 to the hospital for renovations of patient rooms. Chief Nursing Officer Stacey Gabriel provided an update on what improvements were made.

“The Medical Surgical rooms received new painted walls, and cupboards were refaced. Rooms were arranged for single patient use, allowing for patient privacy as well as room for family and friends to visit,” Gabriel said. The Outpatient Therapy Center was another area that received a facelift with carpet installation in the gym.

Julie Stuck, CEO & President, joined Johnson in thanking the TWIG members for all their hard work, dedication and donations throughout the year.

Additionally, the Auxiliary installed new officers at the annual dinner. Serving for 2017 is Ginger Johnson, president; Betty Jo Downs, vice president; and Kathy Stiverson, treasurer.

Latricia Johnston, Chief Public Relations Officer, shared that installing new officers is an integral part of the Auxiliary.

“It is an opportunity to thank present officers for their leadership, guidance and wisdom over the past year and to welcome new leaders for 2017,” she said.

Using kitchen utensils, Johnston inducted new officers into their role. Identifying the similarities of using various kitchen tools to mix several ingredients together to create one delicacy, each officer’s duty is important to shaping the vision of a group as they work together for the purpose of one mission.

To close the evening’s celebration, CEO Julie Stuck presented the Elly Crow Award to Dee McLain.

“McLain is an original member of Twig II and her dedication and support have been invaluable to her group,” Stuck said. “She has worked on many projects throughout the years, including the Sleighbell Ball, the TWIG bazaar, many catering jobs, bake sales, and the annual plant sale. Her fellow TWIG members share that she has a heart of gold and a desire to do all she can to help raise funds for Hocking Valley Community Hospital.”

The Elly Crow award was created to honor a former TWIG II member who was instrumental in creating many special events and raising thousands of dollars for the hospital and community. Elly was instrumental in the creation of the annual volunteer dinner, organized the annual Foundation auction, and worked at the annual Golf Tournament that has helped the hospital raise over $1.5 million to purchase hospital equipment.

Hocking Valley is a community non-profit hospital with an emergency department, urgent care and a wide variety of clinical, specialty and outpatient services. For more information, contact the Community Relations office at (740) 380-8154.

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