Published on January 18, 2012
Auxiliary makes $200,000 gift to Community Hospital for diabetes efforts
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MONTEREY, Calif. — The Auxiliary of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, with more than 450 volunteers, has given the hospital $200,000 to be used for diabetes-related education and initiatives.
Each year the Auxiliary makes a substantial gift to the hospital, using funds raised through sales at the Comforts gift shop and Fountain Court Café. Both are staffed primarily by Auxiliary members, who give more than 80,000 hours of service to the hospital annually.
“We are pleased to support Community Hospital’s mission, both through our time and through the money we raise,” says Ann O’Neill, president of the Auxiliary. “Each year, we designate our gift for a specific area of need. The hospital has launched a major effort to work with patients and their families who have diabetes or may be at risk, and it’s gratifying to play a part in that.”
In December, Community Hospital earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its advanced inpatient diabetes care, demonstrating its commitment to excellence in treating the chronic disease.
“We truly appreciate the work and financial support the Auxiliary has provided to Community Hospital since the group was founded in 1955,” says Steven Packer, MD, president and CEO. “Through their service, Auxiliary members contribute to the patient experience every day. Through their generous gifts, they contribute to the goals of Community Hospital for the long-term.”
ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/