MONTOUR FALLS –– The Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary and Watkins-Montour Lions Club recently donated benches to Schuyler Hospital.
The all-weather benches now sit outside the hospital’s main entrance and the entrance to the newly renovated Montour Falls Primary Care Center.
“We saw that there was a need for seating for patients and family members outside the hospital, and our members felt it was important to provide a bench,” said Anne Myers, Auxiliary President. “Through our partnership with the Lions, we discussed with them the possibility of adding a second bench at the Primary Care Center and they jumped on board.”
The Auxiliary raises funds for needs at the Hospital and Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility throughout the year with a variety of events, including the Festival of Lights, book and uniform sales, jewelry sales, and a Pasta Dinner sponsored by the Watkins Glen-Montour Falls Lions Club and the Montour Moose Lodge. Auxilians also co-sponsor the hospital’s largest fundraiser, November Splendor, operate the Gift Shop, and are the friendly faces at the Information Desk inside the Hospital’s Main Entrance.
In addition, the Auxiliary donates to the hospital’s Chaplaincy Fund, assists employees in need through the hospital’s holiday “Schuyler Santa” program, and funds (3) $1000 scholarships for (2) students and (1) employee furthering their healthcare education.
The Auxiliary welcomes new volunteers. Download an application at www.schuylerhospital.org. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Updyke at 535-4445.