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July 02, 2006

Auxiliary celebrates successful year

Washington County Hospital Auxiliary celebrated a successful year at its June meeting at Robinwood Medical Center. Approximately 128 auxilians participated in the annual June Day event.

The auxiliary actively supports 45 areas of service in Washington County Health System. There are 288 active auxilians and 34 Volunteens.Volunteers perform duties including fundraising, operating Repeat Performance Thrift Shop, working on a patient unit or at the gift shop, transporting patients or creating finger puppets for children.

The auxilians and volunteers held several fundraising events. During the past year, under the leadership of outgoing president Delores Rice, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP became associated with the hospital. This program allows volunteers to be reimbursed for a portion of mileage and meals when volunteering. The auxiliary donated $25,000 to the Crystal Ball and earmarked $16,000 to be used from the Tree of Lights campaign for the special-care nursery.


Linda Hovis was installed as the president of the auxiliary for the next two years by the president of the Maryland Association of Hospital Auxiliaries, Peggy Russo, and Betty Dattilio was installed as president-elect.

At the meeting, volunteers were recognized for hours of service by James Hamill, president and CEO of Washington County Health System.Vivian Hackman was honored for 46,000 hours of service, Sue Fiedler was honored for 20,000 hours of service, and Janet Newcomer was honored for 18,000 hours of service. A presentation was made to induct honorary associate auxiliary members for the year. The director of volunteer services, Mitch Towe, thanked the volunteers for their service.

For more information, call 301-790-8486.

Barkdoll named nursing coordinator

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Carranda Barkdoll has been promoted to nursing programs coordinator at Penn State Mont Alto, effective July 1.

Barkdoll is a graduate of the licensed practical nurse program at Franklin County Career and Technology School. She earned an associate of science in nursing from Hagerstown Community College, and a bachelor of science in nursing a master of science in nursing and a family nurse practitioner certificate, from Penn State University.

She works part time at Waynesboro Internal Medicine as a nurse practitioner and occasionally works as a nurse practitioner for the Waynesboro Hospital Emergency Department. She is a lifetime member of Rescue Hose Co. in Greencastle, Pa., and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Barkdoll has worked at Penn State Mont Alto for three years. She previously served as instructor of nursing and interim director of the nursing program. Her research work has focused on heroin use in rural adolescents.

She lives with her husband, Brian, and sons, Aaron, who attends Penn State, and Derrick, who attends Greencastle-Antrim High School in Greencastle.

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