As the Tyrone Regional Health Network celebrates National Hospital Week to thank its many employees and volunteers, the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary hosted a Tea on Monday May 8th to help kick off the week.
Established in 1947, the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating 70 years of volunteer service to the hospital and community.
From its humble beginnings when the Auxiliary played a major part in the hospital’s existence to today, it continues to serve residents in the Tyrone area. The Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary invites the public to join them in supporting the Tyrone Regional Health Network through membership in the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is preparing to conduct its membership drive for the two year period September. 2017- September 2019 and is seeking both active and supporting members. Membership fees as well as money raised throughout the year from its monthly soup/bake sales are used to purchase hospital equipment, fund special activities and support the Care Car that provides complimentary transportation to Tyrone Hospital, local physician offices and pharmacies. This service is available to those residing in the Tyrone Area School District. In December the Auxiliary places a decorated Christmas tree in the hospital lobby as well as adorns the outside pillars of the hospital with wreaths and hosts a tea for members of the community.
Current officers of the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary are President Charlene Hand, vice president Kay Diehl, Secretary Patti Geist and Treasurer Kathy Krinks. The officers and members of the Tyrone hospital auxiliary, encourage area residents to support the Auxiliary by paying dues as either supporting or members or by joining as active members. Active members become more involved by donating items for the bake sales, participating in various teas sponsored by the Auxiliary or assisting with special events. When submitting membership dues, individuals are asked to indicate the different ways they are interested in helping. Membership fees for the two-year period are $10. Please submit name, address, telephone number and fee to:
Secretary, Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary, 28 Woodview Lane, Warriors Mark PA 16877.
All members of the Auxiliary are welcome to attend the organization’s monthly meetings held in the classroom at Tyrone Hospital on the second Wednesday of each month (except for the summer months of June, July and August).