The Orange City Area Health System Auxiliary voted in January to gift $60,000 to the health system. The funds will be utilized for the purchase of sofas for the assisted living area of Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community, a new pickup with a blade for the maintenance department, and a dual injector for the hospital’s new CT scanner. In addition, the Auxiliary will continue to fund the Employee Educational Assistance Fund.
“Orange City Area Health System is so fortunate to have an amazing team of volunteers working together to support our health system and the patients and families we serve,” said Mary Plathe, Volunteer Services Manager. “It is unbelievable what we can do when we work together!”
Auxiliary funds raised come from Gift Garden proceeds, special sales events in the hospital lobby throughout the year, and the annual Auxiliary Fund Drive. According to CEO Marty Guthmiller, “Our Auxiliary continues to be invaluable as a partner in our healing environment. Their efforts once again provided significant dollars towards needed equipment and we cannot thank them enough for all the work they do.”
Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system including four family practice medical clinics, a hospital, surgical services, physical therapy, home health and hospice, two nursing homes, and a senior living facility. More information can be found at ocHealthSystem.org.
Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Do you have a few hours a month to give to the elderly in your community? Consider becoming a volunteer Resident Advocate at Orange City Area Health System’s Long Term Care Unit or Heritage House nursing home.
Volunteers are asked to visit residents three hours a month and attend quarterly committee meetings. During visits, volunteers assist residents to understand and exercise their rights. They also work as a team to find solutions to resident and/or family concerns. Beginner orientation and on-going education are provided.
People who live in long-term care facilities need to speak with compassionate and objective adults who care about their rights. You may be eligible to serve even if you have a relative who is a resident of Orange City Area Health System’s Long Term Care Unit or Heritage House nursing home.
For an application or more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Katie Mulford, Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman at 800-532-3213. Or visit www.state.ia.us/elderaffairs/advocacy/rac.html <https://www.state.ia.us/elderaffairs/advocacy/rac.html> .
Become a volunteer today and see how you can make a difference with our senior citizens.
Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system including a hospital, a birthing center, four family practice clinics, surgical services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health & hospice, a senior living facility, and two nursing homes. More information can be found at ocHealthSystem.org.