Carroll County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Tech J. R. Garvey, center, accepts a certificate of recognition from the hospital’s board of directors for providing outstanding customer service. The recognition was based on feedback from physicians and staff with whom he works and also from patient satisfaction surveys. Garvey is pursuing his nursing degree. Board chairman Jean Pyles, left, said “we are very proud to honor Mr. Garvey for going the extra mile with a smile and an extended hand to patients and families during times of crisis in the emergency department.” Also pictured is chief nursing officer Lisa Penick, right.
Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary was recognized recently by the hospital’s board of directors for its contribution of human and financial resources since its beginning in 1967. Board chairman Jean Pyles is pictured with auxiliary president Martha Moorman. Auxiliary volunteers have logged more than 5,000 hours of service and donated more than $50,000 for equipment over the years. Most recently the auxiliary led the way in furnishing a patient room last year when the medical/surgical wing was renovated. Volunteers operate a gift shop and information desk. They also raise funds with events like jewelry shows, scrub sales and a book fair. “There are not enough words to say how thankful we are to have these volunteers in the hospital making a huge contribution every day,” hospital CEO Kanute Rarey said. Moorman said the auxiliary is growing in number and welcomes new members. Auxiliary volunteers, many of whom are former nurses and hospital staff, say it is rewarding to “give back” to the hospital and to the community. For additional information on volunteering call Kathy Rarey at (502) 525-7256.