FCMC Auxiliary - Volunteer Services

At Floyd County Medical Center, a special group of people generously give their time and talents every day to help fulfill our mission to improve the health and well-being of the community members we serve. These dedicated individuals make up the Floyd County Medical Center Auxiliary.

The Floyd County Medical Center Auxiliary was formed on September 1, 1960 under the name of Cedar Valley Hospital Auxiliary. On January 9, 1968, the by-laws were revised, at which time the Auxiliary became known as the Floyd County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. At the present time we have 127 members.

Whether it is clerking in the gift shop, escorting patients to appropriate departments, or planning a fundraising event, our Auxiliary members provide many important services to our medical center, patients, and the surrounding communities. Here are just a few:

Auxiliary Services

  • Patient Escort - Our volunteers provide a friendly face, and assist FCMC patients by helping direct or escorting them to their appointments.
  • Gift Shop - The gift shop carries a nice line of gift items including baby gifts, plush animals, exclusive cards, candles, books and snacks. Our volunteers in the gift shop assist with gift purchases, deliver cards and flowers to patients, and help maintain the foliage throughout the medical center.
  • Scholarships - The FCMC Auxiliary serves not only the medical center and our patients, but also the people of the communities we serve. One way they do this is through educational assistance to community members pursuing careers in health related fields. Our Auxiliary awarded six scholarships for a total of $3,000 for the 2008-2009 school year.
  • Camp Sponsorships - Each year our Auxiliary sponsors camp experiences for children with medical needs.  These sponsorships are open to children of Floyd County, or any of our surrounding communities, ages elementary school through high school.
  • Blood Drives - In conjunction with the Blood Center of Iowa, the FCMC Auxiliary coordinates an annual blood drive. Auxiliary members staff the donation site and provide refreshments for the blood donors. They also distribute literature throughout the community.
  • Equipment Purchases - One of the main reasons that the Auxiliary exists is to provide the medical center with things that their budget might not otherwise allow. Over the years Auxiliary members have raised and donated funds for such things as TV's for the waiting rooms, training equipment for the obstetrical department, and most recently assisted with the funding of a Serenity Garden situated in front of the medical center. The list goes on, and their support is greatly appreciated by medical center staff and patients alike.
  • Public Relations - Auxiliary volunteers have provided many hours of service in support of medical center PR efforts, including helping out with open houses and medical center-sponsored clinics. Members log hours of service and incentives are awarded each year.

Auxiliary membership is open to all who wish to encourage and support the care and services of Floyd County Medical Center. For information on membership, or any of our services, please call Floyd County Medical Center at 641-228-6830 and leave your name and phone number with a gift shop volunteer.

 

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I want to send my highest appreciation to the beyond wonderful nurse who did bloodwork on me this morning. I have never had a positive blood drawing experience in my life, but this woman was truly amazing. I hope to see her again and definitely hope she is at FCMC for years to come. Her professionalism, patience, confidence, and attitude make her stand out from so many. -Kristin H

Floyd County Medical Center

800 11th Street

Charles City, Iowa 50616

Phone: 641-228-6830