Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Auxiliary Donates more than $104,000 on behalf of the Hospital and Patients in Wayne County

July 30, 2015
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Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Auxiliary has donated more than $104,000 towards services and programs at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and DeMay Living Center in the last year. The Auxiliary, which is managed by its Board of Directors and includes more than 100 members, also advocates on behalf of the hospital and DeMay Living Center in their roles as volunteers and also as community supporters.

“This recognition represents thousands of hours of service by the Auxilians to the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and DeMay Living Center,” said Brad Pearson, Executive Director of the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Foundation. “Their support is as important now as it has been since 1956 when the Auxiliary began by advocating for and helping to open this hospital. They continually contribute vital financial support that enables us to provide numerous programs and services in addition to their advocacy role.”

The programs and initiatives supported by this transformative gift are:

  • Hospital Chapel (future construction)

  • Pastoral Fund

  • Nursing Scholarships

  • Behavioral Health

  • Birthing Center - a new, state-of-the-art fetal monitor

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation (patient support)

  • Physical Therapy (equipment)

  • Family Meeting Room (future construction)

  • Women's Health

The NWCH Auxiliary and NWCH Volunteer Programs are actively recruiting new members! For more information please contact Marie Burnham, Volunteer Coordinator/Auxiliary Liaison at (315) 332-2273.

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Members of the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Board of Directors and some hospital leaders who received support from the Auxiliary in the last year included: Front; left to right: Chris Goebert; Marie Burnham, Auxiliary Vice President; Cheryl DeMeyers; Anne Ross; Helen Blandino, Auxiliary Secretary; Lynn Polochock, Auxiliary Treasurer; Dustin Riccio, President of Regional Operations, Rochester Regional Health; Back; Left to right: Carole Nary, Interim Auxiliary President; Jean Franchi; Carlos Smith, Chaplain; Jennifer Price, Manager of 1-South; Kristen Dumbauld, Interim Manager of 1-South; John Taylor, Director of Facilities; Trisha Koczent, Senior Director of Operations; Tom Jackson, Manager of Rehabilitative Services. Missing from photo: Mary Palmer, Auxiliary President; Nancy Colavito; Lynne Green; Peg Hanson; Sue Muscolino; Laurie Petrosino.

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The Auxiliary contributed funds for a nursing scholarship. Pictured are: Deb Stamps, RN, VP, Chief Nursing Officer, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital; Carole Mary, Interim Auxiliary President; Lynne Polochock, Auxiliary Treasurer; and scholarship recipient, Julia Laco, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist.

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