Barton Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary presented a check in the amount of $315,000 to Barton Health’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John Williams and Practice Manager of Barton Community Clinic, Sharon Bishop, after their board meeting on Monday, February 28.
The gift will support Barton’s plan to complete an $800,000 expansion and renovation of the existing clinic, which will add 2,995-square-feet, including 17 new rooms, a waiting room, physician offices, restrooms and a resource center.
The Barton Auxiliary is a volunteer group that gives their time and raises money throughout many facets of the community, such as the Hospital Gift Shop, The Attic Thrift Store, their annual Holiday Faire and their famous cheese ball sales, blood drives, next month’s annual Family Health Day, book fairs, flu shot clinics and the annual Festival of Trees and Lights.
In 2010, the auxiliary celebrated 50-years-of-giving and had more than 135 members. Of these members, 89 dedicated 29,393 hours to the hospital—saving Barton more than $600,000. The auxiliary also donated more than $300,000 to the Barton Community Clinic in 2009.