OLEAN - The Olean General Hospital Auxiliary today announced the election of new officers within its Board of Directors. The Auxiliary named Joyce Moser president, Martha Palmer first vice president, Jeanne Ahrens second vice president, Suzanne Gaughn secretary, G. Jane Robinson treasurer and Beverly Miller assistant treasurer. Raye Green, who has served as Auxiliary president since 2004, was named past president.
Ms. Moser joined the Auxiliary's Board of Directors in 2006, and has served as the Art Cart Chairperson since 2008. The Art Cart works to enhance patient comfort by providing various pieces of artwork to patients who are admitted to the hospital. Ms. Moser also volunteers her time as a Eucharistic Minister at the hospital for the Pastoral Care Department.
Ms. Green, who joined the Auxiliary board in 2003, began working at Olean General Hospital as a nurse in 1973. She was named Nursing Supervisor in 1978, and worked on a full-time basis at the hospital until her retirement in 2002. Since then, Ms. Green has continued to volunteer her time and energy to the hospital and the Auxiliary.
Ms. Palmer began working at Olean General Hospital in 1957, and served the hospital for 42 years until her retirement in 1999. She has been an Auxiliary board member for the last 13 years, and is an essential member of the Hostess Committee, which works closely with Olean General's Surgical Services Department.
Established in 1957, the Olean General Hospital Auxiliary services the hospital and its patients through fundraising, community relations and educational efforts. Since its inception, the Auxiliary has raised more than $1.5 million dollars for the hospital. Fundraising efforts by the Auxiliary have helped to establish, maintain and improve a wide range of services, including the Mammography Unit, Marie Lorenz Dialysis Center and Gundlah Dental Center. Recently, the Auxiliary donated $45,000 for an awning on the Dialysis and Medical Services Building, raised funds for renovations to the hospital's Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, and also aided in the purchase of a Nurse Call System.
Two other members at large-Dorothy Oakley and Georgina Slevinski-round out the Auxiliary board.
Olean General Hospital is a member of Upper Allegheny Health System. For more information, visit www.ogh.org.