RMC Auxiliary Celebrates National Volunteer Week
The Regional Medical Center (RMC) will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, to recognize more than 150 members of the RMC Auxiliary, including adult and junior volunteers, who have collectively donated more than 20,000 hours of volunteer service to the hospital last year. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care.”
“The RMC Auxiliary serves as ambassadors of goodwill, service, and compassion,” said RMC Vice President of Strategy and Compliance Brenda Williams, MHA, FACHE. “They provide valuable support for RMC through philanthropy and their compassionate care for the RMC patient community. The Auxiliary’s sponsorship of the Summer Enrichment Program and major gifts to the RMC community through the RMC Foundation, Pink Ribbon Luncheon and flower arrangements in the hospital’s main lobby demonstrates the generosity of the Auxiliary members beyond their significant day-to-day contributions to our patients and healthcare system.”
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Auxiliary members will be recognized with an awards luncheon on Monday, April 24. During the special event the "Volunteer of the Year" award will be presented, officers will be installed, and 51 volunteers will receive pins for service hours.
“We are very grateful for our volunteers who selflessly give so much of their time and heart,” said Mary Berry, RMC Director of Volunteer Services.
The Auxiliary was organized in 1970 to provide volunteer services, promote community understanding and support special RMC programs. Volunteers serve in 35 different departments; they operate the gift shop; deliver hospital mail and flowers to patients; assist at Admitting/Patient Registration, Same Day Surgery and Main Lobby information desks; give secretarial assistance to various departments; and provide a "courier service" for the Mabry Center for Cancer Care. For more information about the Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, please call 803-395-2425.
The RMC healthcare system includes a 286-bed, acute-care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission with Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification, and Level III Trauma Center designation, as well as 22 primary, specialty care practices. RMC is affiliated with MUSC Health, the largest academic teaching facility in South Carolina, to further enhance select healthcare services for patients in the region.