Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 27, 1976 · Page 90
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 90

Nampa, Idaho
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Friday, February 27, 1976
Page 90
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: S"' Th« Idaho Free Press. Friday. February n, im - ¥ KvK«ilJf»HI PA - Mercy Medical tenter's Auxiliary annually euniribuies approximately hours of service lu the hospital. These many hours of service began in 1949 with a group known as (he Guild. The Auxiliary's heritage dales back lo a lime in Nampa when (he management and delivery of health rare in the General Hospital was to become the responsibility of the Sisters of Mercy. In June. me. the Hospital Guild «as organized willi Mrs. Hugh P. Ross as its .president. The Guild's assignment was to help sustain ^he hospital by sponsoring ·various money raising activities. Sketchy historical records indicale thai alraul iota, a ·special Hospital Auxiliary was '.formed with Mrs. Windsor'I.lpyd · as chairman, and Mrs Frank /Estaurook. Mrs. H. P. Ross and Mrs George Cox as members. The Auxiliary members sup- '-10 plied books, magazines, fruits and jellies ;mri supervised the mending o[ hospital linen. "Tag" days were held and all proceeds were donated lo the hospital to help defray the medical cosls of charily eases and lo help purchase medical equipment not included in (he hospital budget. The year 1920 is said lo mark the date when Mercy's Guild formally organized arid elected Mrs. W. (.'. Dewey us its firsl president. The heritage of service to olhers through hospital volunteer duty has been carried down through the years ly a long list of dedicated women whose leadership has supported Mercy Medical Center's goals Auxiliary presidents include- 1349-51) - Mrs Edward C. Oomslock 195D-51 - Mrs \V li. lioss 1951-3:!- Mrs E. M Perry !95!-5:t-Mrs. KichardV. Keiin ISnlio-l.Mrs S A Swaync l!)54-3.jMrs George KeilogK 000 Sisters provide home for girls By KentJewdl NAMPA - In September. 1973. Mercy Manor opened its (fours tu provide young viunieii with food, shelter ar.d care until they can find a hunte for themselves. · The fosler mothers al Mercy Manor "try to make it as much lf a family situation" as they can for the girls who come under their care ' The Ueligiuus Order nf .Mercy established llie fosler home, jusl off Middlelon Road in Nampa. Sister Helen Hausch. K S M . stalf nurse al Mercy Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Department, said- "Many times 'luring my duly shift I have seen yrnmg girls »lw have been brniiglii m(i the emergency room for medical care. Later, when I've been able lo Mlk to t h e m , (heir f r u s t r a t i o n s . itiiMi'iy. and despair pours oul. Tlw -=piak of ihe love and uiuierslandmg that they seek in Irving ID i-opi 1 «ith their pmblenis and achieve a heller Adjustment to life " Sisler Louise linusch said she and her 'mil sister. Helen. started the home last September primarily for girls li lo 18 \ears old. but have kepi children as young as -1 months old The Sisters' primary purpose is lo care for as main as six yniiiig women al a lime. Inn when the Deparlmem oi Health ami Welfare asks if they have room for a small child. Sisler Louise said. "We're willing :o help mil " Sister Louise said some counseling is done in an informal, -home-like manner." She said. "They ma talk ,il Mutable" while they are eating or "in privaie." Like any home, the girls help with house cleaning and cooking, and lake care of their own rooms. While al Merc; Manor, the girls continue lo alleml school or work. Sister Louise said one girl works uilh retarded children thnugh a program at tier school. Through cilizen donations of household furnishings and nuinej. llii 1 Sisters were able to furnish ihe home with enough items in make such a large tamily comfortable. Received Your Gas Bi Yet This Month? HIGH, ISN'T IT... Kup your hmily twin 9$ twt M 10% less fuel the "MONO-THERM" "MONO THERM" The unique do-i'f-yourseff INSULATION BETTER BECAUSE IT'S if Fire Rctardonl * Pest Resistant * Guaranteed (or the life of your home A few ihjrt hours now to nitoll Mono-Therm in jour olfif, will mean -/ear-roMi comfort! Mean', savings un fuel billt, toa! 40lb. bag ' U S E THIS JjjSt J MACHINE/^'-*."""'' Ph. 459-3664 for FREE ESTIMATE! J. W. COPELAND LUMBER COMPANY 'COMPLETE BUILDIHC SUPPLY CENTER" CALOWfU. 11*N.Kimboll459-3664' ISoo-aii -;Mrs. J.H. \larcusen 11)36 37- Mrs Rodney Clark 19ri7-o8 - Mrs. Krcd Jenkins l-M-Mrs. K. VV. Coltrell (iisccrilinued for the year I96(i-(!| - discontinued for the year 1%1-W - Mrs. John Uunkle 19C2-U:] - Mrs. Kennelh Kgberl lM-d4 - Mrs Vilas liramil isei-iij Mrs. Barbara Stow I'JG.i-W; - Mrs. Doroihy Krahm l%«-r7 - - Mrs T. 0. Van defirifl 1907-UK-- Mis. llntwrl Blomp iWK-G'j - Mrs Cene liodle 1WJ-7U - Jlrs. Jamts Kalbus 1970-71- Mrs. Cllntiin Wissell 1971-72-Mrs. Pal Conner 1972-7:i-Mrs.T.C.]lnrton l'J73-74 - Mrs. William Hurcell 197-1-75-Mrs. Jean lluckabee I97S-7B - Mrs. William Yost In January. 1962, a reorganization was comploled and this group nl dedicated ladies became known as Ihe Auxiliary. Through (he years. Mercy's Auxiliary has continued to grow anil expand and now has a membership over 200. Expanding areas (if service to which Ihey contribute include patienls anu hospital alaff. You may find the Pink Ladies helping in patient admissions or directing visitors as (hey staff Ihe Information Desk. Perhaps you'll sec them as Ihey serve coffee In patienls and visitors every morning and afternoon on Ihe hospital floors. The Auxiliary operates a Im'Rhl, well-stocked gift shop in ihe front lobhy of the hospital. Palients, visitors, guests and employe.? comment on Ihe tasli'ful selection of gifts. commemorative cards and merchandise found in Ihe gift shop. Mercy's Auxiliary assisls Ihe ward dorks al nursing stalions Ihroughoul the hospital by answering patient's intercoms and running numerous errands. They aid in patient discharge by helping patients gather personal belongings and assisting them from the various floors to the Lobby and by makin certain lhal they have transportation to (heir homes. The Auxiliary contributed more than $20.000 as par! of their pledge toward Mercy's Rehabilitation Center. The total monetary conlribulion since 1920 is unknown but it has ton substantial. Each year special projects are supported. Por example, in 1976. pedialrics renovation is being financed by (he Auxiliary. The "Junior Auxiliary" - the Candy Slripers -- is supervised by a member of the Auxiliary. These energetic young ladies M ill also to found throughout Ihe hospital assisting in whatever way possible lo help make a parent's slay al Mercy more pleasanl. Today. .Mercy's Auxiliary- helps llie hospital to more fully understand and appreciate the communily - ils sociological slruclure. its health care needs, its allilude toward Mercy, and ils resources. The Pink Ladies continue lo give personal service and financial supporl to achieve Ihe hospilal goal of providing llie highest possible level of quiilily patient care to Ihe communilv g i: S:ES PWji-K:'-::.; SER VWG IDAHO FAMILIES ^^J^aS^y^^r^^t^^^^-^^-^fnmwsff,,.,, | ^^ ^^ ^^ i^fc^W^L ^^i^L V^^/ V .»»»'.4*** °S'»-. *» ' ^ »C \.*\ ^ D*^" * l^ _«c" .»v * A* i*« 5^$ ·»£*$*. ^^'r^. ir L^nu'VS l\ V\» c "_. *"* t *" ff ^$v^" V .«p 1 . To serve the public, as nearly as we can toils complete Mtislaclion. 2 . To expec! (or Ihe scivice we render a lair 'erwmeraiion and not all (he profit Hie traffic will tear. 3 . Tc do all in our power lo pack the customer's dollar lull ol value, qiiiihiy and satisfaciion. THE PENNEY IDEA Adoptta 1913 4. To continue lo train ourselves and our associates so that the seivice we give will be more and more intelligently performed 5. To improve constancy the human facior in our business 6. To icward men and women in our organization though pjrtapdlion in whaithe business produces.

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