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Unity Health Auxiliary Spreads Happiness

Monday, April 8, 2019

Unity Health Volunteers recently gathered to make bunnies to be delivered on Easter to patients. Every year Unity Health's Auxiliary works to make Easter special for those who are spending the holiday in the hospital.

Each year, Auxiliary members make more than 200 washrag Easter bunnies to place on each patient's tray table. The project is one of many that the Auxiliary does annually to help brighten the day of those staying in the hospital over Easter. They also provide tray gifts on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Auxiliary members provide non-clinical support in various areas throughout the hospital. Last year alone, volunteers contributed more than 36,000 hours of service to the hospital.

The mission of the Auxiliary is to support Unity Health not only through service but also by raising money to purchase equipment and provide funds for buildings and healthcare items that help the hospital best meet the needs of patients. In addition, the Auxiliary also funds 15 $1,000 scholarships annually for students who are entering healthcare-related fields of study

The Auxiliary's primary means of raising money to donate to the Unity Health Foundation is through managing the Carousel Gift Shops on the Unity Health− WCMC and Specialty Care Campuses.

For information about the Unity Health Auxiliary, please contact Unity Health Volunteer Services at 501.380.1055 or via email at marketing@wcmc.org.

ABOUT UNITY HEALTH – WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER:

As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in an eight-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – Urgent Care, Unity Health – McAfee Medical Clinic, Unity Health - Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.