Central Montana Medical Center Auxiliary minutes

The first CMMC Auxiliary meeting of the new year was called to order by President Lisa Householder in the MEC room of Hospice area at noon, Jan. 9.

After the pledge to our flag, the Auxiliary Prayer was led by Rhonda Trask followed by the Auxiliary Pledge, led by Pat Mausehund. At this point, Laurie Ray stepped up to announce she and Liz Howell were there to give flu shots to anyone needing them. She again reiterated anyone working in the hospital should have the flu shot – if you do not have the flu shot you are required to wear a mask.

Before the actual meeting began, Tracy Meadors was introduced and gave a brief but informative course on the HIPPA training needed by anyone working at the hospital. She stated a similar refresher course would be given each year, possibly as a power point presentation.

Following this, Carey Darlington announced the OSHA training would be given at the next meeting, and a session on emergency preparedness at the meeting after that. She also announced that on April 18 a Veteran’s Administration representative from Helena would be giving a suicide awareness (Gate Keeper) presentation in Conference Room One of the hospital. These sessions will be given at hourly intervals continuously throughout the day to accommodate anyone interested in attending.

Following the reading of the minutes and the Treasurer’s report, a note from the staff of the O.R. was read thanking the Auxiliary for the vital signs monitor. Other correspondence included reading several memorials honoring long-time member Shirley Cooper.

Sunshine Chairman Barb Janicek sent word that 76 cards had been sent, and Micky Dunlap, who is in charge of the nursing home birthday parties, reported the next party would be this coming week at three p.m. She said she needed one more helper, and Lisa volunteered to be there. Jerry Carpenter suggested talking with the nursing home staff to make sure all patients had the opportunity to attend these parties.

The secretary asked everyone working in the Gift Shop to be more careful in completing all information on the payroll deduction sheets for purchases there.

Jerry reminded everyone the bloodmobile is scheduled for early in February. Don’t forget.

Carey Darlington announced Tracy Meadors needs help with filing. Anyone willing to assist in that department should contact Tracy. Carey also said the hospital is interested in knowing if any volunteers would like to work in the cafeteria. If so, they need to contact her.

Regarding wheelchairs, the president reminded workers that two belong in the foyer between the doors, the walker chair needs to be by the window, and there are four more wheelchairs in Suite 8, if needed. She also said there are pink jackets in the storage room. There is a charge for new ones.

President Lisa told everyone to be thinking of ideas for the “fairy gardens” so they can be discussed at our next meeting.

A thank you card to the hospital for the delicious Christmas dinner was signed by all. Winner of the pass-it-on plate was Margy McClendon.

As the meeting adjourned, everyone was reminded of the OSHA training at the next meeting Feb. 13 in the conference room of the hospital.

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