WVU Medicine Camden Clark Auxiliary celebrating 70thyear and donating over $70,000 for patient enhancements and college scholarships

Camden Clark Medical Center will honor its volunteers and award scholarships at an appreciation luncheon celebrating the Auxiliary’s 70th anniversary Tuesday, May 17, 2022 beginning at 12:00 PM at the Nemesis Shrine Center in Parkersburg. Auxiliary/Volunteer Manager Margie Reed will welcome all volunteers and introduce guests, dignitaries, leaders, and employees.

Reed said, “With the challenges we have faced during these last two years we are very excited to host the luncheon for our volunteers in person this year for the first time since 2019.”  Our volunteers are a vital part of our hospital and assist in multiple areas.  We are very appreciative of their support and the dedication they provide to us and to our community.”

“We have a successful gift shop, plus a variety of special sales throughout the year of uniforms, shoes, jewelry, purses, books and gifts, and flowers that helps make possible these Auxiliary donations. Additionally, our snack cart is provided by volunteers for our patients, visitors, and employees, who are our most faithful supporters.” Reed said.

Auxiliary Scholarship chairman Judith Ball will present (3) $2,500 awards for a total of $7,500 in “Leo D. Carsner” scholarships to three area college students pursuing degrees in healthcare related professions. Auxiliary President Mark Jenkins will present $5,000 to Camden Clark Foundation Executive Director Kim Couch and Foundation Chairman Jon Leavitt to be used for additional scholarships to area college students.  

The Camden Clark Auxiliary’s total gift of $76,500 includes funding for lift equipment for rehabilitation services, transportation equipment for ambulance services, additional scholarship monies and support of Hospital Week activities.