SWMC Auxiliary celebrates community volunteers

January 29, 2018

Southwest Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers recognized 44 members for more than 90,000 combined hours of service to the hospital and Liberal community during an awards ceremony in January at Southwest Medical Center.

Members of the Southwest Medical Center Auxiliary attended a ceremony during January to celebrate more than 90,000 hours of combined service to Southwest Medical Center and the community.

Award recipients were presented by Auxiliary President, Linda Staiger, as follows: 50 hours – Carol Dearing, Ann McMurphy,  Charlene Plett; 100 hours – Leanna Ediger, Anita Zielke, Jo Harrison; 200 hours – Diane Heiers, Connie Posl; 300 hours –Sheila Kilgore, Judy Chance, Pam Dorris;  400 hours –Susan James, Linda McCullough; 500 hours – Aleta Arnold, Don Devinney, Shawne Padilla; 600 hours –Virginia McNitt, Marian McCaulley, Sarah Odom; 700 hours – Lila Hagaman; 800 hours –Connie Richmeier; 1,000 hours –Sue Farmer, Janet Freeman, Jane Devinney; 1,100 hours – Katie Berg; 1,200 hours – Mary Amerin, Barbara Hanson; 1,600 hours – Velma Colter, Judy Shelman; 1,700 hours – Eula Kittle; 2,000 hours – Marilyn Thompson; 2,200 hours – Alice Hill; 2,800 hours – Cheryl Carson; 3,000 hours – Mary Downs; 3,200 hours – Jonice Oblander; 4,500 hours – Aneta Compton; 5,000 hours – Linda Staiger; 5,100 hours – Saundra Koochel, Sharon Garcia; 6,300 hours – Connie McPhail; 7,900 hours – Jana Widener; 9,000 hours – Susan Zielke; 22,900 hours – Marilyn Headrick; and “Too Many to Count” – Kay Hay.

Staiger thanked volunteers for their continued efforts in serving the patients and families who visit Southwest Medical Center, as well raising funds for special projects in the hospital through work in the Auxiliary’s gift shop and snack bar.

The Southwest Medical Center Auxiliary welcomes volunteers of all ages to become involved in serving Southwest Medical Center. The annual membership fee for the Auxiliary is $10, which is applied towards medical scholarships. Those interested in becoming a member can contact the SWMC Gift Shop at (620) 629-6899 for more information.