Twice a year the Pawhuska Hospital Auxiliary hosts a luncheon featuring home-made spaghetti, salad, and assorted pies. Monies from these events fund health career scholarships and provide items for the City Hospital.
For years, the Auxiliary has hosted blood drives in cooperation with the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
The Pawhuska Hospital Auxiliary began in March of 1965 by the GFWC Heeko Club. Since its inception, the Auxiliary secured a matching grant which enabled the purchase of a much-needed x-ray machine.
“Because of governmental regulations, we are limited in what we can do now,” said Auxiliary President Debbie Reed. “Over the years, the Auxiliary has been able refurbish patient rooms in memory of different people in the community. We also purchased nice, comfortable chairs for the rooms along with TVs and VCRs for the exercise room. A couple of years ago, the Auxiliary redid the lobby. We are getting ready to purchase thermometers. Because they are expensive, we are saving up our money right now.”
Reed said the Auxiliary gives the Hospital staff an annual Christmas party and treat bags filled with home-made goodies.
“In turn, they honor us with an appreciation luncheon. We would love to have anyone interested to join our Auxiliary.”
The board meets 9 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the hospital and holds two general meetings a year. Anyone interested call contact Reed at 918-287-3507 or Jo Johnson at 918-287-3953.