Grand View Hospital Auxiliary Presents $150,000 Annual Gift Honors Volunteers, Installs Officers, and Awards Scholarships
|(June 22, 2011) Sellersville, PA – Grand View Hospital Auxiliary presented the hospital with an annual gift in the amount of $150,000 to benefit the Emergency Department expansion during its annual meeting held on June 15. This is the largest gift presented for the project to date and reflects dedication of a hard-working group of individuals who volunteer their time and talents to help make quality health care and state-of-the-art facilities available to the community.
Auxiliary members hold a variety of events throughout the year and participate in fundraising activities including: the Festival of Lights; a fashion show; geranium sales; Corner Cupboard Gift Shop; the Recovery Room Thrift Shop; the annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament, the upcoming Merry-Go-Run 5K and Family Fun Walk/Run; raffles; and many other activities. Fundraising efforts like these have enabled the Auxiliary to present the hospital with gifts totaling more than $3.3 million since 1990.
At its annual meeting, the Auxiliary recognized board member and Festival of Lights chair Irene Roberts as 2011 Auxilian of the Year for making considerable contributions to the Auxiliary since joining the organization in 2006. Outgoing president Martha Otto was recognized for her 34 years of dedicated service to the hospital and the Auxiliary.
The Auxiliary installed the following board officers:
Also at the meeting, the Auxiliary awarded a $200 scholarship to Carol Anne Patton of Sellersville, recipient of the VolunTeen of the Year award. The Pennridge High School Class of 2011 graduate completed 565 hours of service at the hospital and plans to attend Gwynedd Mercy to study nursing.
- President – Darlene Leidy
- Vice President – Charlotte Schuletsky
- Recording Secretary – Penny Markley
- Corresponding Secretary – Barbara Matkowski
- Treasurer – Joyce Barndt
- Co-Treasurer – Jean Swartz
The Auxiliary also awarded more than $3,000 in scholarships to Grand View employees pursuing health care related careers:
The Auxiliary supports Grand View’s efforts throughout the community by raising funds to ensure that the hospital is able to continue its mission of making quality health care available to area residents. The Auxiliary has supported the mission of Grand View since the hospital’s founding in 1913. For more information on the Auxiliary and how to participate, call 215-453-4381 or visit www.gvh.org.
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View
(Left to Right): Grand View Hospital Auxiliary co-treasurer Jean Swartz presents Grand View Hospital President/CEO Stuart Fine with a check for $150,000 as treasurer Joyce Barndt looks on
(Left to Right) Marge Fitzgerald performs the installation of officers ceremony. Penny Markley, recording secretary; Barbara Matkowski, corresponding secretary; Jean Swartz, co-treasurer; Charlotte Schuletsky, vice president; and Darlene Leidy, president
Outgoing Auxiliary president Martha Otto recognized for 34 years of service with Auxilian of the Year winner Irene Roberts
|offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care. Grand View Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as “high performing” in orthopaedics and geriatrics. Visit www.gvh.org for more information about the hospital, its programs, and services.