The auxiliary volunteer services at T.J. Samson Community Hospital formed in 1968 and became a charter with the Kentucky Hospital Association in 1969, thanks to the dedication of Ginnie Ruggles. And over 40 years later, our purpose remains the same: To render service to the hospital, patients, and visitors while assisting the hospital in promoting the health and welfare of the community in accordance with the objectives established by the institution.
The auxiliary volunteers participate in a wide range of activities, including:
- Escorting visitors
- Delivering patient mail
- Providing and distributing magazines and newspapers
- Presiding over information desks to help visitors with hospital information.
- Working with a licensed stylist to arrange patient hair cuts, perms, or wash and sets
- Managing the gift shop, open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Working at community blood drives via the sign-in desk, canteen, and greeting/escorting donors
We also sponsor fundraising events throughout the year, with all of our profits benefitting the hospital, including:
Hospital equipment, furnishings, and other needed items.
Scholarship for students and non-clinical employees interested in health care careers.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and work a minimum of 50 hours each calendar year to be considered an active member.
We are actively seeking to expand our membership and to provide additional volunteer services. We need your gift of time and talents—are you ready to join us?
For further information or to arrange for an interview, please call ask to speak with Jan Stuart, Auxiliary Director.
Operational Development Volunteers