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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary donates $20,000 to hospital


PHOTO: Peggy Sebastian, president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital (middle), is joined by Auxiliary leaders Carol Kramper (left) and Sherry Fletcher (right) for the donation presentation of $20,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

From Illinois Business Journal news services

HIGHLAND – The HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital (Highland) Auxiliary celebrated a successful year by donating $20,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospital at their annual luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

stjosephauxiliaryThe money, which was raised through various fundraising activities throughout the year, will be used to make purchases that will improve patient care at the hospital.

“The Auxiliary exceeds our expectations year after year through their fundraising efforts and volunteerism,” said Peggy Sebastian, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital. “The volunteer roles that they fill at the hospital have direct impact on providing the best experience for patients and their families. We are truly blessed to have such an engaged and dynamic group serving St. Joseph’s Hospital.”

The Auxiliary fills many volunteer roles at St. Joseph’s Hospital, including valet parking service, serving as way-finding ambassadors to visitors and patients, acting as couriers for departments throughout the hospital, and staffing the gift shop. In addition to volunteer services, the Auxiliary hosts many fund-raisers throughout the year including book sales, a garage sale, bake sales, fashion show and jewelry sales.

This year’s Auxiliary leadership includes Sherry Fletcher, President; Jeanette Long, Vice President; Rosalie Aschbacher, Secretary; and Carol Kramper, Treasurer. For more information about the Auxiliary and membership call Jan Korte-Couch at (618) 651-2593.

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