Auxiliary

The Wedowee Hospital Auxiliary(WHA) was founded in 2005. At the first meeting 33 women and men volunteered to work. On May 5, 2005 WHA began volunteering at the Hospital. It has grown from 33 original members to 48 current members. In the five years of its existence the Auxiliary has had numerous fundraisers and provided the Hospital a much needed Chapel; purchased kitchen equipment, wheelchairs and visitor sleep beds for patient rooms; and helped co-purchase, along with other benefactors, the bone density machine, the mammography machine, and a defibrillator. At the present time WHA is working to remodel two restrooms and to build a handicapped restroom.

The Auxiliary opened a gift shop in the Hospital’s lobby on June 1, 2010. In the month since it’s opening, the shop has made a nice profit.

Hospital duties of the volunteers include “manning” the lobby desk to facilitate patient registration, visiting with inpatients, delivering newspapers to patient rooms, as well as other duties the Hospital requests. Duties at the Wedowee Rural Health Clinic include filing charts and reports and helping with deliveries between the Clinic and the Hospital. The main fundraising events of the Wedowee Hospital Auxiliary are a fall Barbecue and spring and fall Jewelry Sales each year.

If you would like to help the Wedowee Hospital and the many communities that it seeks to serve, please consider joining the WHA. The only requirement of a volunteer is to work at least 4 hours a month in either the Hospital or the Clinic. An alternative to volunteering in the Hospital or Clinic is to become a member of the STARs(Special Tasked Auxiliary Reserves). This invaluable group sells tickets, helps with the various fundraisers, bakes cakes and cookies for Auxiliary events, etc.

There are Wedowee Hospital Auxiliary application forms at the front lobby desk at the Hospital. Please stop by and fill one out. The WHA dues are $10.00 / year plus the purchase of a pink smock or pink polo shirt (your choice). If you would like to make a donation to the Auxiliary and / or to join the Auxiliary, the address is: Wedowee Hospital Auxiliary/ P O Box 107/Wedowee, AL 36278.

Jo Kicker is the current WHA President. She would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the Auxiliary. Jo can be reached at auxiliary@wedoweehospital.org



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Hearts4Hospital is a group of Randolph County citizens working to raise awareness of the impact of Wedowee Hospital on Randolph County and surrounding areas. As a group, we recognize the importance of available and immediate healthcare as well as the need for the facility to be local. We understand the need for a hospital starts with the desire of the communities it serves and not with the wishes of an outside entity. Watch for us to be at community events around Randolph County!

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