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Published on May 04, 2015

Governor Cuomo Proclaims May 6 as Health Care Auxilian Day

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed May 6, 2015 as Health Care Auxilian Day in New York State to recognize the dedicated auxiliary members who donate more than five million hours of service each year to their health care facilities and to their communities. The Governor's proclamation recognizes the vital role that Auxilians serve as community wellness ambassadors and acknowledges the valuable contributions that they make to advance the overall quality of public health in New York State.

UHS Binghamton General Hospital, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Senior Living at Ideal are fortunate to have a strong cadre of very active auxiliary members who work diligently to support the hospitals’ mission to provide excellent patient - centered care. Auxilians initiate, fund and volunteer for a wide variety of patient and family care services. They raise funds for hospital equipment, improvements and services. There are approximately 850 volunteers throughout the UHS system.

UHS Binghamton General Hospital and UHS Wilson Medical Center will recognize their Auxilians with a brunch on Wednesday May 6 at UHS Wilson Medical Center, Picciano 4 Room 5A from 9:30 to 11 AM.
UHS Delaware Valley Hospital honored their volunteers with an appreciation luncheon at their meeting in April.

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital will honor Auxilians, along with their volunteers, at their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon starting at noon on May 6 at the Canasawacta Country Club.

New York State has more than 75,000 health care Auxilians who initiate, fund, and volunteer for wide variety of patient and family care services—from outpatient clinics to intensive care units. They sponsor community health fairs, health screenings, blood banks, and wellness lecture series; raise funds for hospital and nursing home equipment; and organize and underwrite outreach programs in their communities.