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The fundraising and community efforts of the United Auxiliaries to LGH are extraordinary and are to be commended. Dedicated Auxiliary fundraising efforts and resulting contributions to Lancaster General Hospital are more important than ever. The $8.5 Million in financial contributions to LGH over the 65 years is truly remarkable and has been most meaningful to new projects and initiatives. Thomas E. Beeman Ph.D., FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster General Health

We provided a wedding cake for a patient and his wife celebrating their 50th Anniversary. The cake was made by two of our volunteers out of towels for a display. The Anniversary couple was so surprised to have a wonderful celebration, even in the hospital. Together, with our Nursing staff, we were able to make a difference. We are beyond the walls of Gifts In General. Sheila McElheny, Manager Gifts In General

Support from the United Auxiliaries to LGH has been nothing short of outstanding. Their most recent commitment of $1.5 million to support the supporting services and survivorship program at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute includes both a gift to initiate the program and a endowment to support the program in perpetuity. A big THANK YOU to the United Auxiliaries to LGH for their awesome support Jay R. Bucher, President, Lancaster General Health Foundation

For me, the notion of community hospital starts with community. We at Lancaster General are profoundly grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and we are profoundly grateful to the United Auxiliaries for their service to the community.

For more than 65 years, members of the United Auxiliaries have given their time, talent and support to help us care for the health and well-being of our neighbors, friends and family. That legacy is visible throughout Lancaster General Hospital and throughout the community by lives it has touched.

Since 2009, the United Auxiliaries has taken their support to a new level by founding and supporting this region's first cancer survivorship and supportive care program. What does this mean? It means that, because of the vision of the United Auxiliaries leadership and the hard-work of its membership, cancer patients now have ongoing access to outpatient social work, chaplaincy and nutrition care. The United Auxiliaries has laid the foundation for a full time dedicated oncology Social Worker, Chaplain and Dietitian. These extraordinary individuals provide our friends and neighbors much needed educational, emotional and practical support- the kind that really makes a difference in getting through cancer treatment and recovery. As a treating physician, I now have an expanded team to help me care for patients in need. In addition to a team of physician and nursing colleagues, we at Lancaster General Health are grateful to have our Oncology Social Worker, our Oncology Chaplain, our Oncology Dietitian and our Auxilians as part of our team. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Randall A. Oyer, MD Medical Director Oncology Program


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