The Hillsboro Community Hospital Auxiliary raised $500 last month at its Bake & Book Sale with proceeds going toward the purchase of a portable ultra sound, said Velma Hadley, auxiliary volunteer co-chair.
“The portable ultra sound will be for use in the emergency room and hospital,” she said.
Now in its fifth year as an auxiliary, the group provided Amy Bartel of Hillsboro with a scholarship last year.
The organization will have another fundraising event in mid-February for a second scholarship, Hadley said.
The auxiliary is also hoping to raise money by selling books in the north end of the waiting area lobby.
“We have a bookcase filled with a variety of books to include Christian, medical, children’s and more,” she said. “It will be by the honor system and the books are individually priced.”
More than 150 books will be available through the holiday season and into January, Hadley said.
“These books can be purchased by anyone in the community or for someone in the hospital,” she said. “They are all in good shape and some are brand new.”
This year’s auxiliary officers include Jeri Klose, president; Hadley, volunteer co-chair; and Ruby Hilt, secretary/treasurer.
The group was recently recognized in 2012 by the Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas.
HAK member auxiliaries have 7,322 members contributing 700,000 hours and $1.5 million to Kansas hospitals, as well as $228,000 for health career scholarships.
According to Hadley, the purpose of the HAK state organization is to act as a coordinating body for its member auxiliaries, assist in the organization of hospital auxiliaries, develop leadership, promote mutual benefits and objectives of member auxiliaries and work with KHA in the promotion of better health care.