History/Mission of Auxiliary
The Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1967 by a group of individuals in the community who wanted to support the hospital. At their first meeting, they simply defined their intention of the group by saying they wanted “to serve the hospital.” Throughout the years, the Auxiliary has truly served the hospital and its community in untold ways, enriching the lives of those they have touched.
Today, we have a wonderful group of men and women who are a part of our Auxiliary – donating their time and talents to continue the intent of the original founders: to serve the hospital. This is done through a variety of services provided by the Auxiliary, including sponsorship of the annual John Harden Scholarship, monetary contributions for building campaigns and equipment purchases, the operation of a gift and coffee shop for the convenience of visitors, patients and employees and holding regular fundraisers.
The Mission of the Auxiliary is to render service to AnMed Health Cannon and its patients.
The Auxiliary have used monies that they have raised for projects such as:
– In January 2018, new furniture for the Emergency Department waiting area.
– New Benches for the Fitness Trail and the front of the Hospital.
– New ice machine for the cafeteria.
– A bone density heel scan machine for the Wellness Department.
– Raised $100,000 toward the purchase of a digital mammography machine.
– Raised money for the building of the Emergency Department and Outpatient Services building.
Adult Volunteer Information
Volunteers are valued members of the AnMed Health Cannon patient care team. We offer opportunities in a wide variety of areas including patient services and non-patient care. Whether you are a retiree, a career professional, or homemaker, the Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary can meet your needs and interests.
We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for adults interested in volunteering their time. We require all our adult volunteers to be 18 years of age and older. Each volunteer is asked to commit to a one year time frame of working the same shift, preferably every week for a minimum of 80 hours per year. Most volunteer shifts are four hours, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. We have a wide variety of positions and make every effort to match your availability and interests with the needs of the hospital.
The volunteer application requires two non-family member references. If your application is selected, you must interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, have a background check, complete a health history form, two TB skin tests, and a full day Volunteer and Staff Orientation. This orientation is held the second Monday of each month. Upon being accepted, you will be scheduled to attend.
Acceptance of volunteers is contingent upon meeting the above requirements and the needs of the hospital. Completing an application does not guarantee acceptance into the volunteer program. The application process may take 4-6 weeks.
Annually, volunteers participate in safety training and demonstrate knowledge of safety issues. They must pay their annual dues ($5) and attend monthly meetings held on the first Thursday of each month – September through May. Auxiliary members are asked to participate in projects and serve on a committee of their choice. But most of all, our Auxiliary members should have a giving heart and a smile on their face.
If you are interested in becoming an Auxiliary member, please contact Kathryn Gravely, Director of Community Relations at (864) 898.1252 or Community Relations Assistant, Amanda Cooper at (864) 898-1334.