Highpoint Health Auxiliary Contributes Total more than $2.19 Million
The Auxiliary of Highpoint Health has contributed more than $2.19 million to the hospital since its founding in 1958. Its most recent donation of $14,000, made at the organization’s recognition luncheon, served as the final payment on the GE SenoClaire™ 3D (three-dimensional) Mammography Unit used in the hospital’s Breast Care Center.
Each year, the hospital hosts a luncheon at the Dearborn Country Club for the Auxiliary to thank them for their service. Auxilians are recognized for their volunteer hours with service pins and/or guards and a gift from the hospital.
“It’s truly a blessing to have the Auxiliary as part of our hospital family,” stated Michael W. Schwebler, Highpoint Health President/CEO. “Thank you for your many hours of service and dedication to our hospital. Your welcoming smiles and the care and concern you show for our patients and their families help to make for a more comfortable and pleasing patient experience.”
At the event, the Auxiliary held its annual election of officers. Re-elected to their current offices were Second Vice President, Paul Filter; Recording Secretary, Marge Waldon; and Treasurer, Marilyn Courtney. Fulfilling their current terms of service are Sylvia Plashko, President; Marita Cizek, First Vice President and Sharyn Makrancy, Corresponding Secretary.
Entertainment was provided by two well-known local musicians, pianist Mark A. Tanner of Greendale and flautist Hollie Hosier of Milan. The duo performed both classical and Broadway melodies.
Individuals recognized for their service at the luncheon were:
• 500 hours: Colleen Aug, Daniel Aug, Mildred Gensheimer, Mary Kephart, Janet Petty
and Barbara Vandermuellen
• 1,000 hours: LaVerne Bryant, Claudia Richardt, Winifred Roland and John
• 2,000 hours: Barry Hussung
• 3,000 hours: Etta Bostwick, Evelyn Click, Stella Dobson, Walter Shroyer and
• 4,000 hours: Janice Metcalf
• 7,000 hours: Jean Benning
• 8,000 hours: Marita Cizek and Marilyn Courtney
• 11,000 hours: Marge Waldon
• 12,000 hours: Wilma Holden
• 14,000 hours: Sylvia Plashko
• 18,000 hours: Ruth Wilson
• Life Members: Bruce Plashko, Dean Tuggle, Wilma Wittrock and Jerrie Wuest
For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Highpoint Health Auxiliary, please call President Sylvia Plashko at 812-537-8217 or 800-676-5572, ext. 8217.
Auxilians (left to right) Bonnie Knox, Stella Dobson, Pat Witte and Mildred Gensheimer enjoyed the festivities at the Highpoint Health Auxiliary Luncheon at the Dearborn Country Club.
Michael W. Schwebler, Highpoint Health President/CEO, accepts a check for $14,000 from Sylvia Plashko, Highpoint Health Auxiliary President, at the Auxiliary’s Recognition Luncheon. To date, the Auxiliary of Highpoint Health has contributed more than $2.19 million to the hospital.