Hospital Auxiliary Receives Health Care Advocacy Award

Shown with the HSHS Holy Family Hospital’s Auxiliary’s Illinois Health and Hospital Association Constituency on Volunteers Health Care Advocacy Award are (left to right): Jane Cornelius, Immediate Past President; Marian Embry, Director of Volunteer Services; Sharon Ahern, First Vice President; Sharon Alger, Treasurer; Vickie Beaver, Second Vice President; and Donna Stockstill, Co-Manager of the Auxiliary Thrift Shop. Not pictured: Terry Derrick, Auxiliary President.

Congratulations to the HSHS Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary on meeting the requirements for and being awarded the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Constituency on Volunteers (CoV) Health Care Advocacy Award. Of the 200 hospitals in the state of Illinois, only 17 active IHA members met the criteria and qualified for this award.

The IHA CoV’s mission is “support, enhance and expand hospital volunteerism through education.” The CoV emphasizes educating the community and volunteer constituents on issues affecting health care. The CoV continues to strengthen the link between the health systems, hospitals and the community.

The Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary’s support and advocacy efforts of the CoV programs included attending workshops, the IHA Volunteer Leadership Retreat, donating to the silent auctions at the retreat, contributing to the CoV Scholarship Fund and supporting efforts in the legislative arena.

“Achieving this Health Care Advocacy Award for the fourth consecutive year is no small feat. It is yet one more amazing accomplishment in a long line of remarkable contributions by the Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary,” says Brian Nall, HSHS Holy Family Hospital’s President and CEO.

The Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary is recognized statewide for its efforts. To date, the Auxiliary has given in excess of $6.4 million since it was formed in 1957. These donated funds have been put to good use, purchasing capital items to help modernize the hospital and improve patient experience. These generous gifts are only made possible by the hard work and commitment of Auxiliary volunteers.

There are many ways to get involved with the Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary throughout the year. For more information, contact Marian Embry, Holy Family Hospital’s Director of Volunteer Services, at 618-690-3525.

HSHS Holy Family Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

SOURCEPhoto courtesy of HSHS Holy Family Hospital
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