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Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Holds Annual Meeting

$60,000 in fundraising proceeds donated to Mid Coast–Parkview Health's Capital Campaign
Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Annual Meeting
Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary president Joyce Morgan (right) awards a check for $60,000 to Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast–Parkview Health (left).

More than 50 members of the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary joined together on Wednesday, October 10 for an Annual Meeting and brunch held at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern. The event highlighted the 2018 accomplishments of the Auxiliary, as well as the election of new board members and contributions of the Auxiliary to priority projects of Mid Coast Hospital.

"The Auxiliary is vital to our commitment to healthcare excellence as we work to keep healthcare costs as low as possible," said Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast–Parkview Health. "We are so grateful to all of you for your dedication and continued support."

In 2018, the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary raised more than $108,000 at four major fundraisers held throughout the year and the ongoing fundraiser the Auxiliary Gift Shop provides. Annual Auxiliary events include the Valentine's Bake Sale in February, the Used Book Sale held in April, the Grand and Glorious Year Sale held in May, and the Holiday Bazaar and Wreath Sale held at the end of November. Additional funds are raised through the year-round Auxiliary Gift Shop located at Mid Coast Hospital.

At the meeting, Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary president Joyce Morgan awarded a check for $60,000 to Skillings as a contribution toward Mid Coast–Parkview Health's Capital Campaign for the renovation at Mid Coast Senior Health for all private patient rooms and expanded hospice care.

The Annual Meeting also outlined transitions with incoming and outgoing board members. Joyce Morgan of Brunswick continues to serve as president, while outgoing secretary Anne Barnes was thanked for her years of service. Additionally, Rosemary Anderson of Harpswell, and Nicole Niven, Sandy Neiman, and Peggy Harris of Brunswick were welcomed to the Board of Directors.

Morgan commented, "I am very pleased to continue serving as the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary president. I look forward to another productive year working with everyone to carry forward the mission of Mid Coast Hospital in caring for the health of our community."

The event culminated with a presentation on chair yoga by Wendy Briggs, Owner/Instructor at Water Street Yoga, Bath, Maine. Briggs, a licensed clinical social worker, who has taught Yoga and Meditation for more than 30 years, summarized the history of the mindfulness movement in the United States and led the Auxiliary through a series of movements that can be incorporated into your daily life. "Yoga is an excellent way for older adults to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress and improve circulation," noted Briggs.

Formed in 2001, the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary comprises of 350 individuals who support the mission of the hospital by volunteering their time to fundraising events, hospital-based services, and community outreach. There are several opportunities throughout the year to support important hospital projects by volunteering or joining the fundraising team. The next auxiliary fundraiser is the Holiday Bazaar and Wreath Sale, scheduled for November 29 at Mid Coast Hospital.

Anyone interested in joining the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary can access the membership form at midcoasthealth.com/auxiliary, or by calling (207) 373-6015.

 
 
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