Hospital Auxiliary Announces Record-Breaking Projects

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Two of the projects operated by the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary exceeded expectations, broke records in raising funds and contributed to the largest single donation ever for the hospital in 2015.

Foundation Executive Director Ada Kirven (AE-duh KUR-ven) said the auxiliary donated $45,000 this year. The funds were used to purchase simulation manikins for staff training.

Auxiliary President Wanda Hanebrink announced the achievements at a meeting of the hospital's board of directors earlier this week.

She said the Trees event, which is in December, raised $5,000, and the gift shop, a year-round operation, exceeded the auxiliary's goal for the year, raising a total $115,000. She added that the gift shop has been a good project, and the auxiliary tries to carry merchandise that can't be found in downtown Sheridan.

The auxiliary president is a nurse at the hospital and also works in the gift shop.

The foundation director said since 1991, the auxiliary has raised nearly half a million dollars for the hospital. She said the list of projects funded include the Welch Cancer Center, transitional care, nursing scholarship endowments, cardiac care, the hospital's emergency department project and digital mammography equipment.

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