Auxiliary Gives to MMH to Purchase PT Equipment


The Massena Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently presented the hospital with a check to purchase equipment for the Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy Department at the hospital. The monies will be used to purchase Fluido-Therapy machine, an exercise bike, an Electrical Stimulation Machine and Stairs for rehabilitation.
Kay Romeo, (right), MMH Auxiliary President, presents Tina Corcoran, Senior Director Public Relations/Planning, with a $13,800 check for the physical therapy equipment. Each year the MMH Auxiliary offers fund raisers with the intent to purchase equipment for the hospital. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary donated $35,000 to renovate the Emergency Department waiting room. 
The Massena Memorial Hospital Auxiliary offers many opportunities to volunteer at the hospital at the Information Desk, Gift Shop and Beverage Cart. Additionally, the Auxiliary can be seen setting up Christmas Trees in the Cafeteria, Levine Outpatient Center, the Board Room, the front entrance and ICU & OB waiting rooms. The Auxilians also make headgear, pillows and blankets for patients, along with cloth bags for wheelchairs and walkers. Additionally, the Auxiliary gives teddy bears to all the pediatric patients and new born. Over the last few years, over 1,000 teddy bears, 400 pillows, 54 bags and 50 hats have been given to the hospital for patients.   
The Massena Memorial Hospital Auxiliary raises money with special projects throughout the year to purchase equipment or enhance patient care at the hospital. Anyone interested in offering a few hours of volunteer time can join the hospital Auxiliary at anytime. The Auxiliary has projects continuously throughout the year, and services within the hospital.
The Auxiliary aid in many volunteer efforts; such as the Information Desk, Gift Shop Patient Juice Cart, community health fairs and seminars, just to name a few. There are nearly 175 Auxiliary members who have baked, sewn, counted, poured, carried smiled, directed, sold, informed and most of all given of themselves countless hours to help others and the hospital. For more information about the Massena Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, please call MMH Public Relations at 769-4262.


February 2017

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