University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently recognized the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary, the Auxiliary of Dorchester General Hospital and the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton for their outstanding work and dedication providing volunteer services and funds in support of the hospitals, inpatient and outpatient centers.
The month of April is observed as National Volunteer Month and is dedicated to honoring volunteers who donate their time to help organizations such as UM Shore Regional Health. Each of the auxiliary board committees were provided either breakfast or lunch during their April meetings.
The auxiliaries raise proceeds through their special event sales, hospital gift shops and their auxiliary-managed thrift shops – the Nearly New Shop in Chestertown, the Robin Hood Shop in Cambridge and The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street in Easton. These proceeds go on to help pay for technology, facility and educational needs for UM Shore Regional Health and its team members.
At UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton, and various outpatient locations, auxiliary volunteers assist with services such as wheelchair and patient escorts, blood pressure screenings and front desk reception.
Auxiliary volunteer positions are currently available at each hospital, a number of outpatient locations, at the hospital gift shops and all three thrift shops. For more information about volunteer opportunities call; Chestertown, 410-348-5114; Dorchester, 410-228-0091; Easton, 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.