The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has donated $12,000 to the Finger Lakes Health Foundation Annual Fund for the Penn Yan hospital to support acquisition specialized equipment. The donation will be split between three departments at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital: Cardiac Rehabilitation, the Clinical Laboratory, and the Emergency Department.
“Continued support from the Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary toward our annual campaigns is very valuable. The Auxiliary’s generosity, along with that of the community at large, makes it possible for us to continue to invest in top-notch facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, access to medical providers, and the services that are most needed in our rural community,” said Lara Chatel Turbide, Vice President, Community Services, Finger Lakes Health, and Executive Director, Finger Lakes Health Foundation.
“We are grateful to many individuals and groups like the S&S Auxiliary who have stepped up to contribute to the SSMH Annual Fund and welcome additional gifts to help us achieve our goal,” said Lisa Ventura, Director of Major and Annual Gifts for Finger Lakes Health Foundation.
The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Annual Fund campaign raises funds to provide continued access to care in Yates County.
The Foundation has three funds that donors can contribute to: the Finger Lakes Health Annual Fund, which supports the area of greatest need across the health system; the Geneva General Hospital Annual Fund, which supports enhanced access to healthcare services in Geneva and surrounding communities; and the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Annual Fund, to support enhanced access to healthcare services in Yates County. To make a donation online, visit www.flhealth.org/foundation. For more information, contact the Foundation at (315) 787-4050.
The Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary raises the funds via its various projects, such as Tag Day, Vintage Jewelry Sales, the Remembering Those Who Served project, Fish Fries, and the holiday tree lights project. Additionally, the Auxiliary operates the Peppermint Parlor snack bar and gift shop at the hospital. Proceeds from the shop go back to the Auxiliary to include in its annual contributions.
The S&S Auxiliary welcomes new members. Dues are $5 per year or $50 for a lifetime membership. For more information on joining the Auxiliary, please contact Loree MacKerchar at (315) 531-2053.