WESTFIELD - January finds the Westfield Memorial Hospital Regional Auxiliary Board busy working on the annual membership drive. The board would like to encourage area residents to consider joining the hospital and community organization.
Auxiliary fundraisers in 2012 included the Spring Celebration Luncheon at Chautauqua Institution, the pie booth at the Westfield Arts and Crafts Show in July, Parklane Jewelry sales, lottery trees, the Walk for Wellness, the Fall Harvest Dinner, and the sale of keepsake porcelain ornaments, magnets, and thimbles.
With the funds raised, the auxiliary was able to upgrade the surgical waiting room with new paint, accessories and reupholstered furniture. The Women's Health Center was refurbished, painted and decorated. The Physical Therapy and Cardiac Rehab areas are currently getting a face lift.
Also, the in-patient rooms are being painted, new blinds have been ordered and decisions are being make as to what other improvements will be made. All of these projects were coordinated by the auxiliary.
Current members will soon receive their new membership cards in the mail. For information on becoming a member, call Judy Fingerhut at 326-6138. The annual membership fee is $5. Completed cards and money can be mailed to: Westfield Memorial Hospital Regional Auxiliary, 189 E. Main St., Westfield, NY 14787.