OVMC Auxiliary Awards College Scholarships to Hospital Teen Volunteers

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Two area teens were awarded $500 scholarships as Ohio Valley Medical Center Auxiliary celebrated their annual Auxiliary luncheon on May 9. The AuxiliaryBoard sponsors the luncheon to gather all members of the Auxiliary and Twigs for their annual meeting. The Guest speaker was Jake Dougherty of Reinvent Wheeling.

Each year two Junior Volunteers are awarded a $500 scholarship to go toward their college education. The scholarship is based on total volunteer hours with both recipients accumulating a total of nearly 500 hours  The winning teens this year were Chase Wilson of Moundsville, W.Va. and Isaiah Miller of Wheeling, W.Va..  In addition, OVMC teen volunteer, Sarah Sommers of Wheeling, W.Va., was awarded the prestigious Auxiliary of West Virginia Hospital Association (AWVA) scholarship for $1,000 for achievement in the classroom, as well as time spent volunteering at a West Virginia hospital.

The Auxiliary Board also presented a check for $30,000 to Michael Caruso, president and chief executive officer of Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corporation.  This amount goes toward their pledge of $150,000 to provide funding for new emergency room equipment and renovations in conjunction with the OVHS&E Foundation - Moving Healthcare Forward Capital Campaign.


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Pictured are  Michael Caruso,president and chief executive officer OVHS&E , Elisabeth Slater, OVMC Auxiliary President  and Ginger Aulic, OVMC Auxiliary Treasurer



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Pictured are Junior Volunteer scholarship winners:Chase Wilson, winner of $500 OVMC Auxiliary Scholarship, Sarah Sommers, winner of $1,000 Association of West Virginia  Auxiliary Scholarship, and Isaiah Miller, winner of $500 OVMC Auxiliary. Scholarship.