A.C.E. AWARD (Acknowledging Committed Employees)
January 25, 2010
To: Frankie Flores, Teen Volunteer
Thank you, Frankie, for being a part of our team on this day. Your positive attitude and willingness to always jump in and help is very much appreciated by all of us.
Thanks for being a part of the Ortho Team! We appreciate you!
Sincerely, Sue Young, RNï»¿
February 11, 2010
To Pet Therapy Volunteers â€” Deanna & Biscuit and Melissa & Joy
Biscuit (Sheltie) and Joy (Corgi) â€” I have a fear of dogs and they let me pet the dogs to try to get over my fear. Thank you for being so patient and kind to me!
Visitor Comments â€” Mr. Fry
By now, everyone knows Iâ€™m leaving, but Iâ€™ll not be far away and I will be in to visit.
Iâ€™m putting the shop in the capable hands of Isabel, who will probably have it more organized than I ever dreamed of being. One person canâ€™t do it alone â€” it takes a crew of working helpers to keep up our standards. I hope to see most of you before my last day on the 28th.
Inside KRMC, Volunteer Vision
Reports of a large brown bear on the campus of KRMC have put smiles on many of the faces of the patients, staff and visitors. If you see the bear in red tennis shoes, please report the sighting to the volunteer department, as this bear can cause you to smile and wave until your arm falls off. The staff at KRMC cautiously call this big hairy beast Kare Bear, due to its caring demeanor and educational qualities.
In 2008 the Volunteer/Auxiliary purchased the KRMC Kare Bear as the Hand Hygiene mascot. Kare Bear can be seen putting smiles on the faces of the children at Little Minnows, the elementary schools and the annual KRMC Kidsâ€™ Day. Kare Bear and its handler teach kids about proper hand washing, brushing their teeth, getting a good nightâ€™s sleep, eating healthfully, playing hard and safely, wearing sun screen, and much more.
KRMC volunteer Georgia McGee has very graciously offered to be the KRMC Kare Bear. She and Scott Kern travel the community promoting health and happiness. If you are interested in a visit from the KRMC Kare Bear, contact Scott Kern at the Foundation/Public Relations office at 681-8656.
Here we are at the end of another great year for our organization.
Thank you all for allowing the existing board to serve another year and to help make next year an even better one.
For those who may not know who the officers areâ€¦
President Pat Shook
Vice-President Judy Stahl
Secretary/Treasurer Sandra Cofer
Corresponding Secretary Cindy Raffaelli
Gift Shop Coordinator Isabel Postelt
If any of us can ever help you, please feel free to contact us.
Judy Stahl tells me that from June 2009 – June 2010 we welcomed 41 new members.
Unfortunately we had to say good-bye to 13 members.
Sandra Cofer reports that our financial status is good. We were able to donate $8,800.00 in scholarship funds to applicants at various colleges in the June 2009 to June 2010 year. Our donations to departments this past year amounted to $36,882.00. We look forward to matching that amount this coming year. She also reports that Special Event fund raisers amounted to $2,249.42. Used book sales were $1,982.00. These amounts helped with our scholarship fund. We are finding that each year there is an increase in applicants. We try our best to give them all, but sometimes our funds are limited. We will continue to try to fund all applicants. Education in the medical field is very important.
Barbara Jones reports that the Gift Shop gross sales for July 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 were $99,463.97. It has been an excellent year financially. Regardless of the economy, our shop has continued to prosper and it will be all due to the willing workers and cashiers in the Gift Shop, plus the volunteers, employees and public who choose to shop with us. Due to these great sales, we will be able to provide funds for donations to various departments at KRMC again this coming year.
Cindy Raffaelli said she sent 147 birthday cards, 2 sympathy cards, 37 get well cards, 28 thank you cards, 53 welcome letters, 3 flower arrangements, and 1 tray favor. Dorothy Vance reports 643 units of blood donated. Vi Shubert tells me that there were 633 blood pressures taken.
I would like to take a moment to show you how hard you all have been working for the past year.
There were 89 units of blood donated and 5 first-time donors.
The traveling trophy went to Cerbat Medical once again. Way to go!
The drawing for the two round-trip tickets to Las Vegas donated by Great Lakes Airlines went to Joe Russo. Congratulations!
Thanks again to all those who worked the blood drive and those who rolled up their sleeves and gave. The next blood drive will be in the first week of August on Wednesday the 4th and Thursday the 5th.
If you are interested in working the next blood drive, please contact me.
Inside KRMC, Volunteer Vision
On Wednesday, April 21st, KRMC showed its appreciation to the volunteers with a â€œProm Nightâ€ celebration. There were flowers, gifts, prizes, snacks, cake and fabulous â€œProm Picturesâ€ taken by Rick Simon of Off Broadway Photography.
Auxiliary/Volunteer General Meetings
All Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 9:30 to 10:30 AM, Wellness Center conference rooms
June 2 â€” Installation of Officers Luncheon, Mohave conference room
July and August â€” No meetings
This Quarterâ€™s Events
June 2 â€” Installation of Officers Luncheon, Mohave Conference Room
June 8 â€” VolunTeen summer program orientation
June 17 & 18 â€” Art to Go Show
August 4 and 5 â€” Quarterly Blood Drive
KRMC Vision Statement â€“ Our Goal
Our vision is to provide the regionâ€™s best clinical care and patient services through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.
Inside KRMC, Volunteer Vision
Our gift shop is entirely run by volunteers, from the buyers, to the cashiers, to the ladies that dust the shelves and put out the wonderful merchandise. It is a non-profit shop; therefore, there is no sales tax charged to the customers. The money that the gift shop makes is used to benefit KRMC through donations of purchased equipment for the hospital departments and scholarships for students pursuing careers in medical fields.
The gift shop offers a wide variety of merchandise: fresh flowers, baby items, greeting cards, candy, balloons, stuffed animals, jewelry and other personal items. The buyer is always looking for new and different items to offer in the shop.
The shop also carries used books for sale. The books are all donated by KRMC staff and other members of the community. All the money made from the sale of used books is placed in the Scholarship fund for college students. Donations of used books are always welcome.
The gift shop hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM and Saturday and Sunday noon to 4:00. Stop by to see the specials, gift ideas and fun shopping.