Berlin, Vt. – University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center Auxiliary Past-President Wanda Baril recently presented Marilyn White, left, and Joni Argenti, center, with the 2015 CVMC Auxilian of the Year award. Through the years the two women have contributed more than 5000 unpaid hours to the volunteer organization, which raises money for patient centered projects at the medical center.
White, who was also elected the 2016 CVMC Auxiliary President, has been a member of the Auxiliary for nearly eight years. She volunteers at the information desk, registration, quarterly blood drives and knits for the knitting group. She worked for 36 years at Chittenden Bank and retired in 2001 as Assistant Vice President and Assistant Branch Manager. Argenti has been a volunteer at the medical center since 2009. She retired from Paige & Campbell Insurance Company. Together they have coordinated the hospital’s Love Light Tree, published a cook book and are on the scholarship committee. They are also great friends.
The CVMC Auxiliary operates the Gift Shop in the main lobby of the hospital and the Bene-Fit Shop thrift store in Barre. All proceeds are used to support patient centered projects and provide local scholarships to students studying for a career in health care. Last year the Auxiliary donated more than $40,000 to help with patient needs and awarded $25,000 in scholarships.
The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center is part of a four-hospital system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve. Our partners are: The University of Vermont Medical Center, The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital. For more information and to connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and our blog, visit UVMHealth.org/CVMC.