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June 1, 2016 - Auxiliary Art Competition Winners Announced

LCGH Auxiliary Announces Senior Art Competition Winners

The winners of the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary Senior Artwork Competition were unveiled June 1st at the hospital in Lowville. 

The LCGH Auxiliary Artwork Competition’s first place winner was Isabelle Hanno of Lowville Academy Central School for her piece titled "Frosted Cherries." Isabelle will be studying to be a counselor at Geneseo College.  

The second place winner for her piece titled "Faded" was Lowville Academy Central School student Sabrina Farr. Sabrina is planning to attend college with a major in child psychology.

The third place honorable mention went to Lowville Academy Central School student Rebecca Sawler for her work titled "Straight Illusions." Rebecca is the daughter of Kaera and David Sawler.  She plans to attend college with a major in graphic design and public relations.

 

Auxiliary Gift Shop Donates Funds To Purchase Kindle Fires

The hospital auxiliary gift shop recently donated two kindle fires to the residents of the extended care facility.  These kindles were purchased through the Hospital Foundation’s Wish Book program.  The kindles will be used by residents to listen to talking books and to enjoy all the apps/features that can be downloaded to the kindle.  For more information about the Wish Book contact Activities Director JoAnn Reed at 315-376-5452 or Lewis County Hospital Foundation Director JoAnne Rhubart at 315-376-5110.  

In photo left to right standing: Auxiliary Gift Shop Manager Kathy Baxter, Auxiliary President JoAnne Kellogg, Auxiliary Assistant Treasurer Donna Niles, LCGH Activities Director, and JoAnn Reed. Accepting the Kindle Fires are Residential Health Care Facility Residents and Resident Council Officers, Millie Harris, Vice President and Agnes Scanlon, President.

 

Other Auxiliary Upcoming Events

Save the dates for these 2016 events:

August 22 & 23 - Books are Fun Book Sale

October 6 & 7 - Uniform Sale

November 1 & 2 - Books are Fun Book Sale

December 14 & 15 Lori Gorcyzka and Fran Lacey

 

 Lewis County Hospital Auxiliary 2015 Scholarship Winners

The LCGH Auxiliary recently awarded 16 scholarships totaling $11,500 to Lewis County students.  According to Susan Foy, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, “The Molly Pitcher Lewis Memorial Fund was founded in 1957 in memory of Mrs. Harry Lewis. The fund provides annual scholarships to applicants who meet certain criteria, with the intent of fostering their education in a health related field.” The hope is that the students will return  to Lewis County to live and work, thus giving back to their local community.  Proceeds from the LCGH Auxiliary’s annual Hollyberry Sale, held in November, fund the scholarship. The names of winners who are current high school graduates were announced at graduation ceremonies in their respective school districts. Other winners were notified by mail after graduation.

The 2015 scholarship winners are: 

Chelsea Finn, Emily Finn, Lindsey Golas, Jeremy Kingsley, Catherine Lyndaker, Sheena Lyng, Rachael Pridell, and Emma St. Croix, Lowville, Anna Garrisonand Paige Seydler, Castorland, Emma Harper, Harrisville, Madison Lyndaker, Glenfield, Taylor Medeiros, Boonville, Cory Moser and Brooke Spaulding, Copenhagen, and Andrew Scheve, Port Leyden. 

 

Lewis County Hospital Auxiliary Whale Program

The Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to bring the WHALE Program to the Lewis County community.  The WHALE Program (We Have A Little Emergency) is an identification and information package for child care safety seatscreated by Connie Day, a caregiver from Richmond, VA, who wondered what would happen to the children in her care in the event of an automobile accident.  The first program of its kind in the United States, WHALE is currently used in 32 states and soon nationwide.  It requires the use of four self adhesive stickers and one information label. This program is a simple and viable way to ensure proper and efficient treatment of your child or grandchild in the event of an automobile accident.

The information label attaches to the rear of the car seat and provides important information about the child in the seat, such as name, date of birth, medical history, and who to contact in case of an emergency.  If placed on the outside of the back of the car seat this will not be visible from outside the vehicle, thus ensuring privacy of these personal facts.

Two WHALE Car Seat Stickers, are attached to the sides of the safety seat, and two WHALE vehicle stickers, attached to he rear side vehicle windows, depict the WHALE logo and alert rescuers that the vehicle occupants participate in the program.  This is especially important if the adult driver is not conscious and able to help, or if it is a baby sitter, grandparent or friend driving.

The Auxiliary has worked closely with local law enforcement on this important project. The WHALE program identification kits can be obtained in the LCGH Auxiliary Gift Shop or you may contact Auxiliary President Nina Gregory at 376-7076.