The SCCC/SCH Auxiliary recently made a donation to the employees
at Scotland County Hospital. The Auxiliary purchased a stove/oven
from a local business and had it installed in the employee kitchen/dining room. Along with the stove/oven that was purchased, the Auxiliary also purchased a two new microwaves for
the employee kitchen/dining room with funds from a memorial from
the late Pauline Hohstadt. To help with these purchases for the
employees, financial contributions from both the Hospital and the
Hospital's Employee Committee were received.
With no cafeteria service at the Hospital for employees & visitors, the new stove/oven and microwave make meal preparations much more convenient, especially for the night shift workers. The donation of the kitchen appliances also makes the preparations for facility carry-in dinners and special catered meals much easier as well.
The Auxiliary is a non-for-profit organization that raises money through sales at the Hospital Gift Shop, Antique Days quilt raffle, Book Fairs & Jewelry Sales, pecan sales and Christmas Bazaar cookie sales. The Auxiliary will once again be at the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 6th selling containers of homemade cookies at the north end of the SCR-1 gymnasium.
The Auxiliary meets every third Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Scotland County Care Center RCF Community Room. Membership dues are $1 annually and new members are always welcome.
Photo Bi-Line: Members of the Auxiliary are pictured with the new stove/oven in the employee kitchen at Scotland County Hospital with SCH Dietary Manager, Shelby Westhoff.
L-R: Shirley Ruth, Maryanna Troutman, Judy Boland, Bonnie Hayes, Ann Barker, Lerea Bloomfield, Terry Arnold, Patty Golbricht and Shelby Westhoff.
The Scotland County Care Center & Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary donated clothing protectors, ostomy & catheter covers and activity lap pads to the Hospital and Care Center, recently. The Auxiliary ladies met one day each week, this winter, to sew these items to be donated and used by the patients and residents of these facilities.
– Right, front row: Mary Anna Troutman, Daisy Murphy, Lorraine Rush, Alice Cowell, Annabelle Boyer, Deanna Hubbard & Ann Barker; Back row: Melissa Hamm, Judy Boland, Bonnie Hatfield, Bonnie Hayes & Twila Stevenson.
The Hospital operates a retail gift shop near the Admissions/Registration area on the south side of the building. Volunteers are always needed to staff the shop. If you are interested in volunteering in this manner, please call the Hospital and ask for the Gift Shop or Alisa Kigar.
The Women's Auxiliary stays active throughout the year raising money to support projects at both the Hospital and the Scotland County Care Center (located right next to the Hospital). Some of those activities include:
Retail Gift Shop (located in the Hospital - south entrance)
Red Cross Blood Mobile Canteen Volunteers
Christmas Bazaar Homemade Cookies Sales
Holiday Pecan Sales
. . . and much, much more!
Click below for more information on the Auxiliary Gift Shop:
Gift Shop Flier.pdf
Recently, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Division of Health Standards and Licensure Bureau of Emergency Medical Services recognized Scotland County Ambulance, in Memphis, for the state regulations for pediatric equipment and protocols to provide the best care to the pediatric patients in the state of Missouri. What this means, according to EMS Director Dave Crawford, is that the Scotland County Ambulance has passed the state inspection and meets or exceeds the established standards for emergency medical services to children who need treatment for life threatening illnesses or injuries.
According to the Missouri Emergency Medical Services for Children, the number one and two leading causes of injury deaths in children age 1- 18 in the state of Missouri are motor vehicle traffic fatalities and homicide with a firearm. Severe asthma or respiratory distresses are the most common emergencies for pediatric patients, representing nearly one-third of all hospitalizations among children under the age of 15 years. Respiratory infections and asthma represent 27% of all emergency department visits in children under the age of 15 in Missouri. Crawford said, “Primarily in Scotland County, we are treating children at the scene of an automobile accident or farm accident. Having our ambulance crew well-trained in pediatric treatment is very important.”
In addition to having a well-trained and experienced ambulance crew to care for pediatric patients, there’s an element of personal tender loving care that the EMS crew have been providing the pediatric patient. In the past, when the Scotland County Ambulance has transported a pediatric patient, crew members would personally bring their children’s portable DVD player from their homes. Recently, the Scotland County Hospital/Scotland County Care Center Auxiliary met that need and purchased two portable DVD players to be housed with the Scotland County Ambulance. Additionally, Circle M Movies & More, owned by Paramedic Jason Moss, donated several children’s movies to accompany the DVD players. Moss said, “We’re really happy that the auxiliary met this need and we know this contribution can provide a pleasant distraction to a scary situation when a child has to be transported in the ambulance. A Scooby-Doo movie seems to make about anybody laugh!”