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Auxiliary donates over $77K to Camden Clark for patient care

The Camden Clark Auxiliary has donated $77,343 to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center to benefit patient care. Accepting the funds in the passage of the ceremonial check are, from left: Chris Daniels, vice president Patient Care Services/CNO; Margie Reed, volunteer/auxiliary manager; Sue Rhymer, auxiliary board member; Janice Midcap, chief experience officer; Steve Altmiller, president and CEO of Camden Clark; Jessica Huffman, director of Acute Care Services; Judith Ball, auxiliary president who presented the check on behalf of the auxiliary; and Debbie Thomas, director of Peri-Operative Services. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — The Camden Clark Auxiliary has donated $77,343 to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center.

The donation was in multiple equipment purchases for enhanced patient care, including 17 Philips Vital Sign machines, two Smart Beds for the Ambulatory Infusion Center and an Elite Touch Door Sensor System for the same-day-care lobby area.

“We are very grateful for the auxiliary’s continued support of the hospital and its generous response to our patient’s needs,” said Steve Altmiller, president and CEO, Camden Clark Medical. “The auxiliary is a long-standing program for which we have great respect and we are appreciative of this year’s equipment donation to support improved patient experiences.”

The Camden Clark Auxiliary works year-round to assist with special projects and raise money for the hospital. Since its beginnings in 1952, the auxiliary has contributed more than $3 million to the hospital and , provided tens of thousands of volunteer hours each year.

Volunteer Manager Margie Reed said volunteers have a long-standing tradition of working throughout the hospital serving more than 35 areas in the medical center in addition to volunteering at community events.

“Our large number of volunteers allow us many ways to raise funds for the hospital.” Reed said. “Additionally, our shopping cart and our hospitality cart are provided by volunteers for our visitors and employees, who are our most faithful supporters.”

Volunteers raise funds for the hospital in a variety of ways, including through their gift shop and through special sales such as uniforms, shoes, jewelry, books, candy and flowers.

In addition to the donation, the auxiliary provides $10,000 in health care education scholarships to local students. Earlier this year, the auxiliary announced four $2,500 scholarship winners studying to obtain a degree in the health care field.

Camden Clark Medical Center is a 302 licensed-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility that serves an 11-county region of West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio.

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