Members of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary were honored Wednesday, May 8, during the hospital’s annual recognition reception for their many years of service to the hospital and surrounding community.
During the event, a check for $80,000 was presented to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation, which was part of the auxiliary’s pledged support for the hospital’s new patient tower.
The money was raised using contributions from the hospital’s gift shop and other annual events that have occurred throughout the year. The donation was accepted by Foundation President Marlee Lauffer, who called the auxiliary a key partner to the hospital, in a news release issued Monday.
“It’s inspiring to see the auxiliary take on so many fundraising activities and provide such a significant gift,” Lauffer said. “The new patient tower will be a tribute to the many volunteers who share in our goal of excellence in patient care both with the donation of their time and the raising of money.”
During the reception, longtime Henry Mayo volunteer Jim Brush was named an honorary auxiliary life member for his outstanding dedication and commitment to the community and for his support for the hospital.
To date, Brush has contributed 4,292 service hours to Henry Mayo in more than a dozen years of service and City Councilman Bill Miranda was in attendance to recognize Brush on behalf of the city, the news release stated.
Auxiliary President Mimi Baum was also honored for her leadership during her time of service. Baum has volunteered at the hospital for more than four years and has clocked more than 2,500 hours since moving to the SCV in 1987.