Florida Hospital North Pinellas Auxiliary Donates $36,000.00 to Hospital Foundation

By on December 23, 2013

From left to right first row is as follows Ann Milheiser – Corresponding Secretary, Jim Gower – Recording Secretary, Phyllis Coates – President, Rose Hough – First Vice President, Cindy Sears – Director, Nancy Gillman – Treasurer, and Yvonne Sowers – Director
From Left to right back row Bill Bare – Second Vice President, Pam Dameron Bare – Assistant Treasurer, Eli Rosario – Parliamentarian and Josey Rosario – Assistant Treasurer (photo Florida Hospital North Pinellas)


 Tarpon Springs, FL (December 20, 2013) –At the Florida Hospital North Pinellas Auxiliary and Volunteer Services annual Christmas luncheon, board members of the hospital’s Auxiliary gave a donation of $36,000.00 to the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation. Phyllis Coates, board president, and other board members were in attendance to support the presentation of the check to Terry Smither, Foundation director. “It is our extreme pleasure to donate to the hospital’s foundation,” said Mrs. Coates. “Through our annual donations, we are able to support the efforts of the hospital and the health of the community.”

Terry Smither, Foundation director, said, “I have a true passion for what I do through the Foundation, and the generous support of the Auxiliary just gives me that much more enthusiasm. Their annual support enables the Foundation to meet its mission of developing funds which enable Florida Hospital North Pinellas to provide compassionate, faith-based healthcare to our patients.”

The Auxiliary and Volunteers are active in the community, hosting annual events such as the Lights of Love Christmas Celebration and a Fashion Show. A portion of the proceeds raised are donated to the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation in support of Florida Hospital North Pinellas. Bruce Bergherm, hospital CEO/President, said, “I’m very thankful to have the Volunteers and Auxiliary as a part of our hospital family. They are such an asset to our hospital and help to make sure we are doing our best to serve the visitors and patients of our hospital.”

The Auxiliary and Volunteer Program at Florida Hospital North Pinellas is currently seeking individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of patients, visitors and hospital team members. If you enjoy serving others, making lasting relationships and contributing to a compassionate, healing environment, please contact the Florida Hospital North Pinellas Auxiliary & Volunteer office at (727) 942-5072 or visit www.fhnorthpinellas.com/about-us/volunteer-services to fill out an online application.


From left to right Terry Smither, Foundation Director, Christine Longley, Manager of Community Outreach and Volunteer Services, Phyllis Coates, President of the Auxiliary, Bruce Bergherm, President/CEO of Florida Hospital North Pinellas (photo Florida Hospital North Pinellas)

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas:

Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a member of The Florida Hospital network of the Adventist Health System, the largest health care provider in the state. Each year The Florida Hospital network cares for nearly one million residents and visitors each year.  As a 168-bed, full-service hospital, Florida Hospital North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of west central Florida.  For more information, please visit our website:  FHNorthPinellas.com


About The Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation:

The Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation was established in 2000 to address the needs of Florida Hospital North Pinellas and the community through fundraising programs. The mission of the Foundation is to strengthen the relationship between the community and carry out the hospital’s stated mission of providing faith-based, compassionate, quality healthcare to the community. Visit hemhfoundation.org to learn more.

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas’ Auxiliary and Volunteer Services:

Volunteers at Florida Hospital North Pinellas range from school age to senior adults. There are a variety of volunteer positions available within the hospital including working in the gift shop, answering phones, assisting guests and more. The Auxiliary is made up of board members who are volunteers within the hospital. Various events and fundraisers are held throughout the year in support of Florida Hospital North Pinellas the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation. For more information, please call (727) 942-5072 or visit www.fhnorthpinellas.com/about-us/volunteer-services.

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