Sacred Heart Guild supports hospital initiatives with donation

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 09:19 AM.

The Volunteer Guild at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf recently presented a $3,400 donation to the hospital in support of a two of patient care initiatives.

“The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild is honored to provide their first two distributions of funding for equipment from the proceeds of the gift shop at the hospital and the Guild’s annual Holiday Spectacular,” said Sylvia Whaley, Guild board president.

The Sacred Heart on the Guild unanimously approved providing $2,700 for the purpose of purchasing a clinical grade IV therapy (IVT) recliner for the growing IVT service.  The new chair will accommodate patients’ comfort, ease of use for the clinician and reduce the use of linens – as the chair surface can be sanitized. 

The second distribution was $750 in seed funding for a department fundraiser that will result in aid to uninsured patients requiring mammography screenings in Sacred Heart on the Gulf’s Women’s Center.

“Our volunteers have a tremendous impact on the care and hospitality provided every day at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf,” said Roger Hall, president. “They selflessly give of their time and talents and often serve as advocates for advancements in the patient care experience. We certainly would not be the same hospital without our dedicated volunteers!”

Sacred Heart Volunteer Guild

Around 85 community members and winter guests volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf every year, providing over 10,000 hours of service and adding a personal touch to everyone who enters the hospital. The rewards of volunteering are as individual as each volunteer, and all volunteers enjoy meal vouchers, free flu vaccines and an open invitation to participate in Sacred Heart’s special events. The Volunteer Guild raises funds through annual membership dues and proceeds from the Gift Shop at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. The Guild’s largest fundraising event is the annual Holiday Spectacular Sale each winter, which features holiday décor and gifts.

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