Auxiliary Shoppe shows ‘good profits’

The St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary executive board heard at its Feb. 28 meeting that the Auxiliary Shoppe at the hospital generated “very good profits” for the first two months of operation.

All bills are paid to date, according to treasurer Eileen Sieger. The shop is an ongoing fund-raising project to benefit the hospital.

Emmett Schuster, interim chief executive officer for the hospital, applauded the efforts of the auxiliary in the operation of the shop.

He also reported the new CT scanner is up and running. An open house will be scheduled soon. The scanner has software which will allow 3-D images to be stored on a compact disc, allow for easy transport to another health care provider.

At the end of this month, an individual contractor will be coming to review all St. Luke departments as part of a “mock” survey. This will be done prior to the official one that looks at Medicaid and Medicare requirements.

Debbie Craig of the Living Center said a vehicle is still needed to transport residents.

Penny Marler reported that auxiliary membership stands at 83, including 64 lifetime members.

Janice Case said volunteers contributed 1,012 hours for January and 459 for February.

Board president Judy Reno said the hospital campus will go totally smoke-free May 1.

She said two positions on the hospital board will be voted on at the annual meeting May 23.

Reno reported a committee is planning the May 1 Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas district meeting at the Marion County Lake Hall.

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