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Published on June 26, 2015

Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Thanks Membership

June 26, 2015

SANDWICH, Ill.— The Auxiliary Board and I would like to thank our membership for their participation at the Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon which was held on May 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk.

Dave Proulx, assistant VP of KishHealth System and Valley West Hospital Operations, presented the IHA Healthcare Advocacy Certificate to Auxiliary Board Secretary Melva Sebby, and followed with comments regarding the success of Valley West Hospital. Also in attendance were Marcy Rubic, executive director, and Kim Perri, grants and development associate, from KishHealth System Foundation, along with Penni Blue, Dietary Department manager at Valley West Hospital. A $10,000 check was presented to the Foundation by Auxiliary Treasurer Lee McKenzie and Auxiliary President Susan White. It will be used for the additional furniture in the Valley West Hospital Cafeteria.

The business meeting followed with the acceptance of the May 2014 minutes as recorded and the 2015/2016 annual budget. Auxiliary Board Vice President Phyllis Zoellner presented the slate of officers for 2015, the slate, consisting of Treasurer Linda Nieses and President Susan White. The slate was accepted and they were installed.

After the Annual Meeting, Jana Kingston, Valley West Hospital volunteer coordinator, presented the volunteers with gift cards and special pins for the number of volunteer hours completed. Then it was with a heavy heart, Volunteer Coordinator Jana Kingston announced her retirement and also introduced Deanna Francis, her replacement.

We were served an outstanding Italian lunch made by the ladies of the church, and then treated to a wonderful music program by David Todd on the Saxophone and Carol Larson on the piano. A perfect ending to the day!

Susan White
Valley West Hospital Auxiliary President
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