The Auxiliary at Paris Regional Medical Center is designed to provide service to patients, administration and hospital personnel. In addition to assisting the hospital with manpower, the Auxiliary supports the hospital financially by donating proceeds from various fundraisers held during the year.
- Free annual flu vaccinations, TB and Rubella tests
- Annual awards banquet
- Educational programs
- Recognition through awards for numbers of hours served
- Acquiring many new friends
Those who would like to become a part of the volunteer team at Paris Regional Medical Center may contact the Director of Volunteer Services at (903) 737-1137.
Paris Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, a non-profit organization , was founded in 1955 and has been fostering goodwill between the hospital and community for 58 years. It has a membership of 147 volunteers come from all walks of life but come to volunteer with one common goal – to serve willingly and with commitment.
During the many years the auxiliary has been in existence, opportunities for involvement have grown. There are very few areas within the hospital where auxiliary members are not lending a helping hand. They volunteer in the ICU waiting area, information desk, registration, on the floors helping out nursing staff, PrimeTime, accounting, human resources, radiology, the gift shops and snack bars, popcorn machine and many other areas.
Besides working in the hospital on a daily basis, volunteers are involved in many special activities during the year. Fundraisers included jewelry sale, book fairs, scrub sale and a bake sale.
Revenue made from the gift shop and snack bar, popcorn sales and many fundraisers have allowed the auxiliary to help sponsor the Prescription Medicine Assistance Program and remodeling of waiting rooms through Paris Regional Medical Center.
Paris Regional Medical Center Auxiliary members donated almost 34,000 hours of dedication to PRMC. They were honored during the year with a Christmas luncheon and the Auxiliary Awards Banquet held in Lewis Hall. They hold four general meetings a year with additional Auxiliary Board of Directors.
Officers are Shirley Brigham, President; Kay Kennedy, 1st Vice President; Judy Skidmore, 2nd Vice President; Laura Carrington, Recording Secretary; Ophelia Payne and Peggy Parsons, Treasurers; Nancy Daughtrey, Historian; and Mary Jackson, Parliamentarian.
“Volunteers are priceless and a precious part of Paris Regional Medical Center. Whether they are offering direct service to those in needs or assisting behind the scenes, they are an indispensable and unique asset, always ready to lend a hand with compassion, commitment and care.