Scheurer Magazine // 2022

Each fundraiser is essential to the Auxiliary’s achievements as an organization. The golf outing takes place every August and has been a smashing success ever since it debuted in 1990. Peggy Leipprandt was one of the co-founders of the Scheurer Auxiliary Golf Tournament and has been an Auxiliary member now for 43 years. Peggy’s involvement with Scheurer dates back even earlier to when she and her husband, Ted, were both on the fundraising committee to build the “new” hospital in 1969-1971. “We (the community) raised all the money for the new hospital without any federal or state funding. That just goes to show how much everyone believes in Scheurer.” In just the last five years, the Scheurer Auxiliary has donated over $100,000 to capital improvement projects taking place at Scheurer. When asked how the group is so successful in fundraising, Peggy Leipprandt put it simply, “I think we're the best ambassadors for the hospital. I think we put a good front out and when people think of the Auxiliary, they think of warm and kind people. I think we do a good job being ambassadors for the hospital.” The Auxiliary’s impact on Scheurer can be felt in every corner of the organization. They have donated money that purchased anything from EKG Scheurer Auxiliary

across the globe. The Auxiliary acknowledged this and asked how they could help. As a result of that simple question, they developed a plan to send small notes of gratitude to every Scheurer employee, as well as delicious, homemade baked goods. The response was extremely well-received and all 488 Scheurer teammates appreciated the Auxiliary’s efforts. Many of the committee members of Hands of Love felt the impact they had on the workforce and helped fuel everyone’s spirit leading into the holiday season. That type of response from the workforce leaves a lasting memory in every Auxilian’s heart and mind. Susan Ward feels that it is part of the reason why Scheurer has such a strong name in the community, “Everyone is so proud of Scheurer. In fact, a neighbor of mine was // CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17

Scheurer EMS to a floor scrubber for Environmental Services to pharmacy refrigeration systems and almost literally anything in between. Peggy added, “The hospital always has a wish list for us. In fact, one year we had a member’s husband who was a tall fellow. He had mentioned the beds weren't long enough. So that year we got some longer beds just because he complained. But when you look at all of those things that we contributed toward, wow. It’s an impressive achievement.” In addition to fundraisers, the Auxiliary launched a new program in 2021 that is dedicated to supporting the Scheurer workforce called “Hands of Love.” Throughout the pandemic, additional stress and strain was without question put onto every healthcare worker

The Spring Luncheon and Style Show takes place every year with fashions shown off from local businesses, such as Amy’s of Pigeon, Buckley Shoes, Scheurer Vision and Simply A to Z Boutique.

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