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May 9 is Health Care Auxilian Day

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed Wednesday, May 9, 2012 as Health Care Auxilian Day in New York State to recognize the dedicated auxilians who annually donate more than five million hours of service to their health care facilities and to their communities.

Unity Health System’s Park Ridge Auxiliary has more than 300 members. This year, the Auxiliary gifted $50,000 toward the purchase of a new surgical robot for Unity Hospital and have awarded three health care career scholarships to the children of Unity Health System employees. In 2011, the Auxiliary gifted over $80,000 toward patient care related equipment and purchased telephones and televisions for all of the patient rooms in the new Golisano Center at Unity Hospital. The Auxiliary raises funds through fundraising events, gift shop sales, and through patient telephone and television billing.

New York State has more than 75,000 health care auxilians who initiate, fund, and volunteer for a wide variety of patient and family care services—from outpatient clinics to intensive care units. They sponsor health fairs, blood banks, and wellness lecture series; raise funds for hospital and nursing home equipment; and organize and underwrite outreach programs in their communities.

At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity—an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org. ##