Corydon, 10/12/11: Wayne County Hospital (WCH) Auxiliary President, Mary Akers, was recognized at the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) annual auxiliary luncheon held Thursday, October 6th, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Presented the Iowa Auxiliary/Volunteer Shining Star Award, Mary was among 44 recipients from across the state nominated by their local auxiliary groups. “This Shining Star acknowledges the invaluable work done by outstanding Iowa hospital volunteers and auxilians who have shown dedication and initiative in their work and have positively contributed to Iowa hospitals,” said Mary Sporleder, IHA Auxiliary Volunteer Board President.
An active member of the WCH Auxiliary, Mary has been President for the past two years. She previously held the office of vice-president and treasurer and has chaired many committees over the years. She was a driving force behind the opening of the first hospital gift shop a year ago and has contributed many hours to ensuring its success.
Mary is always willing to help with any fundraising efforts or projects sponsored by the WCH Auxiliary. Her leadership skills, organization and pleasant personality are a great asset to the WCH Auxiliary. WCH is extremely fortunate to have such an active and dedicated group of Auxiliary Volunteers who are committed to our hospital and our community.