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Hannibal Regional Auxiliary Organizing Special Trip Bookmark

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary is organizing a special trip, Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights, featuring a Northern Lights Cruise, Skaftafell National Park and Thingvellir National Park from leading tour operator Collette Vacations.  

Interested travelers can learn more about the tour by attending a free informational presentation from Lora Carlson with Collette Vacations on November 5th at 3:00 pm in Hannibal Regional Hospital Conference Room A/B, which is located just inside the main entrance of Hannibal Regional Hospital.

The Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights tour dates are October 18, 2019 - October 24, 2019. The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. Travel in Iceland will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall – one of the world's most incredible cascades. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.

A portion of the trip proceeds will benefit Hannibal Regional Auxiliary.  When booking any trip with Collette Vacations, Hannibal Regional Auxiliary can benefit.  Simply ask your Collette representative for more information and be sure to mention Hannibal Regional Auxiliary.  For more information about the trips or to RSVP for the free informational meeting, please call (573)248-5272.

Join Hannibal Regional Auxiliary for the Glitz Gala Jewelry Auction Bookmark

The Fifth Annual Glitz Gala Jewelry Auction is officially sponsored by the Century 21 Broughton Team, pictured from left to right is Alicia Rollins, Director of Volunteer Services, Gary and Barbara Broughton from the Century 21 Broughton Team and Lydia Ahrens, President of Hannibal Regional Auxiliary.

Join the Hannibal Regional Auxiliary at the Hannibal Arts Council for the Fifth Annual Glitz Gala Jewelry Auction, on October 4, 2018.  The Glitz Gala, officially sponsored by the Century 21 Broughton Team, benefits the Hannibal Regional Auxiliary.

Tickets are required for the evening and space is limited, so be sure to get your ticket today!  Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased by calling 573-248-5272. Your ticket includes appetizers, wine and a chance to win a Rodan and Fields Redefine Regimen, handmade jewelry box by Drew Sutor, jewelry items, a pottery piece or a Powder Room Pedicure.  Extra chances to win may be purchased for $10 each or three for $25.  Doors open at 5:00 pm and the live auction begins at 6:00 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to view each jewelry item up for auction before the bidding begins.  

The proceeds from the Glitz Gala will help Hannibal Regional Auxiliary fulfill their pledge to the James E. Cary Cancer Center’s linear accelerator.  The linear accelerator at the James E. Cary Cancer Center has not only brought new technologies to the community, but also offers new treatments and procedures.

Other sponsors for the event include Advance Physical Therapy,  Mark Twain Casino, General Mills, Northwestern Mutual, The Olive Branch, Griffen’s Flowers, County Market, Fiddlestiks and Jim Quinlin Auctioneer Services.

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary was formed in 1993 to help patients, families and visitors in a variety of ways and contribute to the community.  Today, with more than 260 members, the Auxiliary donates approximately 25,000 hours of service each year. The Auxiliary provides service in several areas including Judy’s Boutique Gift Shop, Cancer Center, Children’s Center, reception desk, waiting rooms and more.  For more information contact Alicia Rollins at 573-248-5272 or visit hrhonline.org.

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary Organizing Special Trip Bookmark

Palermo DuomoHannibal Regional Auxiliary is organizing a special trip, Southern Italy & Sicily, featuring Taormina, Matera, Alberobello and the Amalfi Coast from leading tour operator Collette Vacations.

Interested travelers can learn more about the tour by attending a free informational presentation from Lora Carlson with Collette Vacations on May 8th at 3:00 pm in Hannibal Regional Hospital Conference Room A/B, which is located just inside the main entrance of Hannibal Regional Hospital.

The Southern Italy & Sicily tour dates are February 19, 2019 - March 2, 2019. This journey will take you through a crossroads of civilizations in Sicily and on to the spectacular coastlines of Southern Italy. Begin your travels in Sicily. Uncover its Moorish and Norman influences that intertwine with Greek and Roman ruins standing guard over the landscape. Explore Agrigento’s ancient ValleyRoman Ruins of the Temples. Travel to the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Continue on to fascinating Southern Italy. Make a stop at a local winery for an agriturismo experience complete with wine tasting and a dinner featuring regional specialties. Explore the ancient town of “Sassi di Matera,” known for its cave dwellings. Spend time in the mystical town of Alberobello with its unusual cone-shaped roofed homes known as “trulli.” Discover spectacular Mt. Etna Volcano National Park. Explore the stunning Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. In evocative Pompeii, walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans who perished in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.

A portion of the trip proceeds will benefit Hannibal Regional Auxiliary. When booking any trip with Collette Vacations, Hannibal Regional Auxiliary can benefit. Simply ask your Collette representative for more information and be sure to mention Hannibal Regional Auxiliary. For more information about the trips or to RSVP for the free informational meeting, please call (573)248-5272.

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary Recognizes Excellence in their Volunteers Bookmark

Hall of Fame Celebs

Over 25 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Celebs
joined Hannibal Regional supporters for the
9th Annual Shoeless Joe’s Celebrity Golf Classic.

The Hannibal Regional Foundation's ninth annual Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Classic held on June 13th raised over $80,000 to benefit the Today.Tomorrow.Together. campaign, which is raising funds to assist in the renovation and expansion of Hannibal Regional’s Surgical Services.

The Celebrity Golf Classic, which enjoyed a record-high fundraising year, was officially sponsored by Raymond James Financial Services and provided participants the opportunity to play with a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and/or other sports celebrities at Norwoods Golf Club in Hannibal. To date, the Golf Classic has raised over $600,000 to support local healthcare through the Hannibal Regional Foundation.

Golf Classic official sponsor members

Members of the Golf Classic Official Sponsor
Raymond James Financial Services team pose
for a picture before they tee off for the day.

Among the celebrities to attend were former MU and St. Louis Cardinals football players Johnny Roland and Mel Gray; former Chiefs players Art Still and Ted McKnight; and former MU fo otball player Chase Coffman. Former St. Louis Cardinal Football player Eric Williams was also in attendance at this year’s event.

The annual Shoeless Joe’s events continue to offer great community engagement while including donors, volunteers, celebrities and Hannibal Regional team members. For more information or to view photos from this year’s Shoeless Joe’s Celebrity Golf Classic or to make a contribution to the Today.Tomorrow.Together. campaign, contact the Hannibal Regional Foundation at 573-629-3577 or visit hrhf.org.

Hannibal Regional Celebrates 25 Years Bookmark

Hannibal Regional 25th Anniversary

Hannibal Regional hosted an Anniversary celebration.
Team members enjoyed looking through displays
of archived photos and newspaper articles from 25 years ago.

Twenty-five years ago a new era in healthcare started when Hannibal Regional built their new hospital in the middle of a cornfield west of Hannibal. This move created the opportunity for growth and the continued commitment to guiding patients throughout the region to better health.

At the turn of the twentieth century, there was no hospital to serve citizens of northeast Missouri. With the opening of Levering Hospital on February 2, 1903, the need for hospital care was met and the first part of what would become Hannibal Regional was created. A few years later, in the summer of 1915, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was completed and received its first patients. In 1988, the two facilities merged, forming Hannibal Regional 25th Anniversary Hannibal Regional Hospital.

On March 27, 1993 Hannibal Regional Hospital opened the doors of its current location. Formed by the merger of Levering and St. Elizabeth’s hospitals, the new facility increased the number of patient beds available and greatly expanded the services offered in northeast Missouri. In addition to multiple new services and features, one of the key elements of the new location was the grouping of services together so patients did not have to be taken from floor to floor as often. Now with over 1,200 team members serving 12 counties, offices located in 11 communities, 85 providers and 21 specialties, Hannibal Regional continues to be a leader in healthcare throughout the region.

After more than a century of serving the residents of northeast Missouri, Hannibal Regional continues their commitment to being the leader in healthcare, furthering their mission of guiding the community to better health and shaping the future of healthcare for its residents.

James O’Donnell Funeral Home Partners with Hannibal Regional Auxiliary to Continue Offering Memory Boxes Bookmark

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Hannibal Regional Auxiliary provides memory boxes to any family who experiences the loss of an infant while at Hannibal Regional Hospital.  The bereavement box is filled with items that become treasured keepsakes to the family.  This year the James O’Donnell Funeral Home partnered with Hannibal Regional Auxiliary to continue providing these precious keepsakes to families.

“Experiencing the loss of a loved one is heartbreaking and life changing regardless of the length of time you have been given to spend together,” stated Lydia Ahrens, President-Hannibal Regional Auxiliary.  “Thanks to Jimmy and the team at O’Donnell Funeral Home, we will be able to give families a few special memories to hold on to and remember their sweet babies.”

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary helps patients, families and visitors every day in a variety of ways.  The purpose of the Auxiliary is to advance the welfare of and render service to Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  With more than 240 members, the Auxiliary donates approximately 25,000 hours of service each year and has raised over $2,000,000 to support healthcare system projects and services.

For more information about Hannibal Regional Auxiliary call 573-248-5272 or visit hrhonline.org.

Hats From the Heart Bookmark

Red Hats

Pictured from left to right with some of the Auxiliary’s
Hats from the Heart are Jackie Schnelle, Nancy Cruse and Jane Bleigh.

To help raise awareness and celebrate Heart Month, members of Hannibal Regional Auxiliary have started a new program by knitting and crocheting red hats.  The red hats will be given out to babies born in February at Hannibal Regional Hospital.  Volunteers knitted and crocheted red hats to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.  “We are working to raise awareness and show support to Hannibal Regional for a healthy lifestyle.  We also love to make items for the newborn babies so it was a win-win!” shares Nancy Cruse, Chairman of the Knitting Committee. “We hope families will enjoy these during the month of February.”   Other committee members are Jackie Schnelle, Jane Bleigh, Beth Hansmeier, Brenda Higdon, Anne Cary, Roberta Thomas, Marie Wolpers and Priscilla Foreman.

 

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary Demonstrates Compassionate Giving Bookmark

Hannibal, MO -- December 19th was a very special day for Hannibal Regional as the Hannibal Regional Auxiliary presented them with a check for over $98,000.  A major portion of these funds supported the Auxiliary’s pledge to the James E. Cary Cancer Center’s new Linear Accelerator.  Other projects funded by the Auxiliary include scholarships for Hannibal Regional team members, coloring books, puppets, the Wish List Program, and much more.  

In 2016 HRH Auxiliary volunteers have given over 24,000 hours of service which is the equivalent of more than $550,000 in service to Hannibal Regional.  Service is the heart of the Auxiliary and its main purpose.  “I’m so thankful to be part of such a generous team,” shares Karen Sutor, Hannibal Regional Auxiliary President. “We enjoy supporting our community and it’s so rewarding to see our service benefit so many.”

Do you enjoy helping others?  Are you looking for a way to have a positive impact on our community?  Call the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary today!  There are several areas within Hannibal Regional Healthcare System where you could volunteer your time, including activities with patients, the James E. Cary Cancer Center, Hannibal Children’s Center, two gift shops, and many more!  For more information call Alicia Rollins at 573-248-5272.

 

Photo cutline:  Pictured from left to right is Todd Ahrens, CEO of Hannibal Regional; Dr. Joel Hassien, Vice Chairperson of Hannibal Regional Foundation’s Board of Directors; Dr. Wendy Harrington, CEO of Hannibal Regional Foundation and Karen Sutor, President of Hannibal Regional Auxiliary.

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary Participates In "Adopting a Family" Bookmark

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary Participates In

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Hannibal Regional Auxiliary wanted to help out a local family. Through partnering with a local company they were able to raise funds to help a young mother and her daughter by “adopting the family”. With the generous donations of many members and friends the auxiliary was able to purchase bedding for both the mother and daughter as well as some pillows, lots of clothing, some toys, household items and much more. Karen Sutor, President of Hannibal Regional Auxiliary said “Giving back is what our organization is all about and it is especially meaningful to know that we have had a positive impact during the holiday season.

Help us make Hannibal Regional Auxiliary even stronger! If you like to help others, organize, create, cook, network and contribute to your community, come join us as part of the Auxiliary. For more information call 573-248-5272.