Camden Clark Celebrates Volunteers and 71st Meeting of the Auxiliary at Annual Luncheon

Presents $50,000 gift for patient enhancements and college scholarships

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center honored its volunteers for their service in celebration of National Volunteer Week in conjunction with the 71st meeting of the hospital Auxiliary at its annual luncheon on Tuesday, April 18. 

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center Volunteer and Auxiliary Manager, Margie Reed, welcomed all volunteers and introduced guests, dignitaries, leaders and employees during the program.  

“It is our pleasure to host the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for our Volunteers and the Auxiliary’s 71st Annual Meeting,” Reed said. “We celebrate our volunteers for the outstanding contributions they give to the hospital as well as to our community. With the volunteers giving support to many of our departments within the hospital, their dedication, commitment and generosity go far beyond our expectations.”   

“The Auxiliary is able to provide donations to the hospital and scholarships for area students through a variety of fundraisers including special sales of uniforms, shoes, jewelry, linens, books and gifts and purses. Our Auxiliary Gift Shop and snack cart, staffed by volunteers, are both a benefit to our patients, visitors, and staff. This past year we were able to stock live flowers in our Gift Shop for sale as well,” Reed explained.  

On behalf of the Auxiliary, President Roger Bennett presented a $50,000 donation during the luncheon which will benefit four Camden Clark departments. Items purchased with the donation funds presented include a bariatric stretcher for the Ambulance Service, an automated door for entrance into the Oncology department, support wedges for patient floors and a transport chair. A $1,500 donation was also given to enhance hospital week for Camden Clark employees.  

In addition, Auxiliary Scholarship chairman, Judith Ball, presented $7,500 in Leo D. Carsner Scholarships to three area college students pursuing degrees in healthcare professions.  

Local college student recipients receiving the scholarships included:  

  • Haley Cothern, Parkersburg – West Virginia University  
  • Olivia Cress, Ellenboro – West Virginia University 
  • Chase Lang, Parkersburg – West Virginia University 

The Auxiliary has presented more than $3,800,000 in hospital donations and more than $160,000 in scholarships since its establishment.