Pink ladies lend helping hand
HOUSTON – Patients and visitors to Trace Regional Hospital in Houston know they will b greeted with a smile and a helping hand by Auxiliary members – the Pink Ladies.
The volunteer group was formed in 1978 to assist patients and staff members and has been going strong ever since.
Jane Bowles is one of many Pink Ladies who has spent many years in service with the club and spoke of its longevity.
“We have 26 active members with over 50,000 volunteer hours,” Bowles said. “We’ve lost some of our members, but we have a god many new members now.”
Bowles began volunteering with the Auxiliary after her retirement.
“I didn’t want to just sit home,” Bowles said. “I wanted to be out and active.”
Many of the members volunteer to stay active in the community.
“I enjoy being with other people,” said Pegge Parrish, a volunteer since 1986. “It keeps my mind off my own problems. Just like going to the nursing home, it’s a pleasure to see a smile on their faces and know you’re doing something helpful for others.”
The Pink Ladies run errands, bring water to patients in their rooms, transfer patients by wheelchair to X-ray or discharge and collect menus from the nursing home.
“I just volunteered to help others,” said Jo Cross, one of the newer members with almost two years of service.
The Auxiliary members provide their services at no charge to benefit the local hospital.
“They do it out of their free will and heart,” said Barbara Tucker, supervisor of admissions. “They really do take some of the heat and load off of us.”
Chief Nursing Officer Marianne M. Johnson also appreciates the service the Pink Ladies provide.
“Our Ladies’ Auxiliary is part of our hospital family,” Johnson said. “These ladies are well known in the community and provide a familiar face to many of our patients. Their loyalty and support of Trace Regional are appreciated by all. Random acts of kindness along the way, in addition to the routine tasks that are willingly and happily completed go a long way in aiding the healing process.”
Sherry Craig is the Auxiliary coordinator and said the group is an asset to the medical community.
“The Ladies Auxiliary is a source of pride and inspiration to us all at Trace REgional Hospital,” Craig said. “It is a joy to see their smiling faces as they comfort patients and family members during their time of need. We are very fortunate to have these ladies as a part of our hospital team.
For information about joining the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, call 456-3700.
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