CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – Hedrick Medical Center recently recognized its Auxiliary members with an appreciation event hosted by employees and administrators at the hospital on April 3. In 2022, Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers contributed more than 3,800 hours of service to the hospital’s employees, patients, and families.

A luncheon was held to celebrate the service and accomplishments of the volunteers this past year. Volunteers were honored for their service hours at the hospital, and milestones were recognized with pins. Jerry Beebe was honored as the 2022 Auxilian of the Year for consistently outstanding performance. Each volunteer received either potted African Violets or Daffodils.

For the first time at Hedrick, five volunteers were honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Appreciation Award from the Points of Light Foundation. This award recognized those volunteers who have volunteered for at least 4000 hours cumulatively over the years at Hedrick Medical Center. Recipients of this award were Barbara Cox, Mary Davis, Linda Gann, Judith Lee, and Norma Shearer.

The Auxiliary has more than 60 active and lifetime members. Active members provide numerous services to the hospital, including operating the Gift Box, the hospital’s gift shop. Other areas where Auxiliary volunteers provide service include the Ambassador Desk and the Physical Therapy department.

As an active proponent of health care careers, the Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary has awarded $107,500 in scholarships to individuals since 1998. Recipients use the funds toward professions such as nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, medicine, and speech therapy.

For more information about volunteering in the Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary or the HMC Auxiliary scholarship program, contact Lindy Chapman at 660-214-8107 or

Hedrick Medical Center is a member of Saint Luke's Health System, which consists of 14 area hospitals and several specialty and primary care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.