Randy Sauls, SGMC Administrator and COO, accepts a check for $40,000 on behalf of the hospital Foundation from Doris Welch, SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary President. The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service and presented scholarships at their annual “Thank Pink” luncheon.Auxiliary members receiving patches for 50 hours of service were: Maerita Adams, Charles Cortez and Fred Stikkel.Those receiving pins for hours of service were: (100 hours) Audrey Dowis, Edie Shephard; (200 hours) Inday Bauer, Woneska Cribb, Nancy Cunningham, Georgia Emerson, Jean Oliver; (300 hours) Brittni Hockenberry, Melba Powell; (400 hours) Lee Cornelius, Ryan Fountain, Anita King; (500 hours) Carroll Griffin, Rachel Lofton, Jeanette Roberson, Beverly Sykes; (600 hours) Dot James, Bonnie Peterson; (700 hours) Mary Cole, Richard Lamb, Jane Moore; (800 hours) Joann Burnett; (900 hours) Terry Grenat; (1000 hours) Bill Cole, Betty Peters, Hazel Stafford; (1500 hours) Dick Uhlir; (2000 hours) Doris Welch; (2500 hours) Helen Gosier; (3000 hours) Evelyn Harrell; (5000 hours) Shirley Hunt, Geneva Webb; (8500 hours) Florene Kalil, Alice McDuffie and (14500 hours) Helen Miller.Three students were named as recipients of the 2011-2012 SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary scholarships: Kellie Vickery, a junior at VSU and prospective student in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Mercer University; Emily Wilkinson, a senior in the Practical Nursing Program at Wiregrass Technical College and Whitney Howell, a junior in the VSU Nursing Program.SGMC Administrator and COO Randy Sauls accepted a $40,000 donation to the hospital’s Foundation from Doris Welch, Auxiliary President. The Auxiliary’s annual donations are made possible by hospital gift shop sales and fundraisers such as uniform sales, bake sales and book fairs. This year’s donation will help support the new Patient Tower campaign. Elizabeth Vickers, Foundation Director, presented the Auxiliary with a plaque to hang in the fifth floor Consult Room, which was recently refurnished with funds provided by the Auxiliary volunteers.Mrs. Welch also presented Certificates of Appreciation for Service to the Auxiliary to Marsha Hughes, Associate to Patient Relations, Volunteer Services and Pastoral Care and to Rebecca Gallagher of Community Relations.The Volunteer Auxilians, or Pink Ladies and Red Coats as they are called, work daily in the hospital’s Golden Galleria gift shop, Pearlman Cancer Center, Intensive Care Waiting Room, Cardiac ICU, Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Surgery, Patient Care Services and many other departments to provide extra care and attention to hospital patients and staff.For more information on volunteer opportunities at SGMC, call Suzanne Taylor, Director of Patient Relations & Volunteer Services at 229-259-4412.