Hospital Auxiliary a presence at hospital
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Although the mission of the Chase County Community Hospital Auxiliary has changed over the years, the organization is still active at CCCH in Imperial.
Secretary’s records go back to 1987, but the organization may be older than that.
At one time the Auxiliary sponsored candy stripers, provided services for visiting doctors and landscaped the front of the hospital.
There were usually about 30 members.
At present there are 12-15 members. They raise money to purchase things for the hospital such as blankets for jaundiced babies, pictures for the walls, and have money set aside to help furnish a chapel when the hospital rennovation is completed, according to Secretary Mary Ann Kunnemann.
The Auxiliary also helps with the annual Foundation golf tournament in June, plants flower boxes in May, and helps with the health fair and flu clinics.
Both Kunnemann and President Shirley Gardener noted that many of the services the Auxiliary used to provide are now under hospital staff domain.
Because of that, the by-laws are being rewritten. The last time they were updated was 1989.
Other officers include Monna Milner as treasurer and Mary Ann Stinnette as acting vice president.
The group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Imperial Community Center.
For more information contact Kunnemann at (308) 882-5815.