The Cox Monett Auxiliary has been named Missouri’s top auxiliary in the small hospital category—for the third time. The award was presented during the Missouri Hospital Association’s 96th Annual Convention & Trade Show on Nov. 9.
“I am so proud of the Cox Monett Auxiliary members and volunteers,” said Barbara Frogue, system director of volunteer services at CoxHealth. “This small group is committed to the success of the hospital—they work tirelessly to raise funds for needed equipment, and they greet every patient with a smile as they enter our facility.”
Cox Monett Auxiliary was honored for exceptional efforts as an auxiliary representing a hospital with between one and 30 licensed beds. Between June 2017 and June 2018, 34 auxiliary members provided 4,507 hours of service to the hospital. Through fundraisers, the auxiliary donated $15,840 to support hospital initiatives, including scholarships. This year, the auxiliary started a new pet therapy program, with Golden Retrievers Trooper and Jo, to ease stress and provide comfort; they added a Lunch & Learn for local clergy to promote the Pastoral Services Program; and they added ‘med bug’ to the line of handmade items provided to children undergoing surgery.
In addition to providing financial support for equipment and projects at Cox Monett, the group provides funding for the C.A.R.D.I.A.C. Kids program, Dining for Diabetes and other hospital programs through lobby sales and the hospital gift shop.