The Grape VINE May 2013

The GrapeVINE
May 2013
unteer Corps serves as a link between the Community
and Memorial Health System by providing support
through acts of kindness, donations of time, talents
and financial gifts.
-MHSVC President Phyllis Welton, called the
meeting to order with the Auxiliary prayer.
-Minutes from previous month were approved.
-Treasurer’s Report was approved.
-Volunteers gave 756.75 hours in March.
-Gift Shop sales totaled $229.73 in March!
- 71 cards were sold in March!
- The Craft Committee met twice in March.
They made dish cloths, baby blankets, knitted hats, 10 bibs for the Gift Shop and 10
bibs for Learn & Grow Depot, stuffed animals for ER patients, 113 yoyo’s were made
into flowers for Village Manor to use as table
decorations, and 20 Flower Power awards
were finished. They also worked on lap
robes. WHEW! Been busy!
- 51 frozen meals were sold in March.
- Members of both the craft and card committees met in April to help with folding, stuffing and labeling of letters.
-No TAB Cinnamon Roll sale in May. FREE
Cinnamon Rolls on May 13th for Gift Shop
The next meeting will be May 9th, 2013 at
9:30 a.m. at the Nichols Education Center.
Volume 16, Number 5
Flour Power
sponsored by
the MHSVC!
Mission Statement: Memorial Health System Vol-
Executive Board Meeting
Volunteer Information NEtwork
Flour Power is offering BINGO from 11:30 am to 3:00
pm on Saturday, May 18, in Sterl Hall. Play is open to
all ages. A prize will be awarded to the winner of each
round. Cards will be available for donations of $1 each or
6 cards for $5 per game. Players can play unlimited cards
each round. Bring your friends, stay the whole time, or
come and go as you choose.
Bingo is being sponsored by the MHS Volunteer Corps.
Proceeds will benefit Memorial Health Foundation for
Memorial Health System projects.
Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in helping at
Bingo please call Michelle at 263-6692. Other volunteer
opportunities are available too! We need volunteers to
help both Friday night and Saturday during the day.
Friday volunteers needed:
Servers and Ticket Takers 4:30 p.m.-8:30 (2shifts)
Information Booth 4:30p.m.-9:00p.m. (2shifts)
Saturday volunteers needed:
Information Booth 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Check in Judges/Hospitality 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Take food to Judges 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Pedal Pull registration 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Ticket Taker 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (3 shifts)
BINGO! Volunteers 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (2shifts)
Call Michelle at 263-6692 to sign up!
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Happy Birthday!
2 Twila Engle
2 Elaine Walters
6 Arlene Ingrum
13 Christa Jones
18 Betty Noel
23 Wyatt Galvin
24 Eva Reese
Thank You MHS Volunteers!
The MHS craft committee donated 10
handmade bibs to
Learn & Grow Depot.
Pictured left are Learn
& Grow Depot Director Debb Homman
and MHSVC craft
committee member
Joan Marshall.
*If your name has been left off, please forgive us and
contact Michelle at 263-6692.
MH Birthing Center
Baby Basket
Dear Volunteers...
Thank you so much for the gifts for our
new little one. We appreciate your time and
thoughtfulness. We are doing great with our
new family.
gift shop
Opening Monday, May 13th!
Gift Shop Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FREE Cinnamon Rolls
9:30 until they are gone!
MHS volunteers from both the craft committe and
the card committee spent a morning folding, stuffing,
inserting, and labeling almost 3800 letters that will be
mailed to patients of Abilene Family Physicians and
Heartland Health Care Clinic. The mass mailing is
notifying patients of the arrival of two new physicians and the upcoming retirement of physicians.
Thank you, MHS Volunteer Corps, for lending many
hands to help with a big job.
Welcome New Volunteer:
Justine Wade
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Dr. Verner is seeing patients four days a week at the
clinic, which is open Monday through Thursday.
HealthWise 55 Patients must have a physician’s referral to be seen at
Comprehensive Pain Solutions.
HealthWise 55 Luncheon
Date: Thursday, May 23rd
Time: 12:00p-1:00p
Place: Conklin Conference Room
Guest Speaker: Teresa Hudson
Topic: National Blood Pressure Awareness Month
Cost: $5 per person
Reservation required.
Please call Michelle at 263-6692 to reserve your seat.
Dr. Dina Verner, Physiatrist
Dr. Verner and her husband, David, recently relocated
near Abilene. She says that she is more accustomed to
big city life, and appreciates the slow lifestyle of small
“I am glad that, here in Abilene, I can spend more
time with patients and give them better care, since
they can present such complex problems,” she said.
Anyone interested in more information about Comprehensive Pain Solutions may call the clinic in
Abilene Kansas at (785) 263-6684.
Memorial Health System is pleased
to announce that Dr. Dina Verner
has joined Comprehensive Pain
Rhematologist To Be Featured on "Doctors On
Solutions as medical director.
Call" TV Show
Dr. Verner is a physiatrist, which means she is a
Dr. James D. Anderson, Rheuphysician with specialty in physical medicine and
matologist, will be featured on
rehabilitation. She was previously in a group practice
the “Doctors On Call” program
in Topeka working at the Kansas Rehabilitation Hosat 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, on
pital, St. Francis Health Center, and Stormont-Vail
the Smoky Hills Public TeleviRegional Health Center.
sion channel.
According to Dr. Verner, Comprehensive Pain SoluDr. Anderson’s practice is based
tions is an interdisciplinary pain management clinic
Dr. James D. Anderson, out of Leawood, Kan., but he ofthat offers various treatments to control pain and
fers an outreach rheumatology
improve function and quality of life.
clinic three times a month at
“If someone’s pain is better, they can function and
at Abilene Family Physicians, 1405 N. Cedar, Abilene.
perform better,” she said.
The clinic will also offer services to those patients
suffering from disabling conditions that affect their
overall functional ability such as those struggling
with stroke recovery, traumatic brain injuries, spinal
cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders (i.e., Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis), musculoskeletal
disorders, generalized weakness, deformities, fractures, sports injuries, wound healing, surgery recovery, and more.
“Doctors On Call” is a half-hour live program where
individuals can call in to have questions answered by
a physician. Those wishing to call in to the program to
ask Dr. Anderson a question may call (800) 337-4788
when the program is aired. Those interested may also
watch the program when it is re-aired at 3:30 p.m. the
following Sunday, May 12.
Smoky Hills Public Television is available to Salina
area cable customers. Those with Direct TV and Dish
She says that her goal is to help Comprehensive Pain Network may view it in Dickinson County. It can also
Solutions patients who are struggling with condibe viewed online at following
tions that cause them pain and/or render them
the live air date. Click on the “Doctors on Call” icon
disabled to be more functionally independent.
to view episodes.
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May 2013
Mtg 9:30 am
Gift Shop
Flour Power
Flour Power
BBQ Dinner
HealthWise 55
May 9th - Card Committee Mtg - 9a-3p in Conklin Conference Room
May 9th - MHSVC Exec. Board Mtg - 9:30a in Nichols Ed Center
May 13th- Gift Shop Opens! 8a-4p Monday - Friday
May 16th- HAK District 3 Meeting- host Geary County Auxiliary in Junction City
May 17th-18th- Flour Power - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
May 23rd - HealthWise 55 12:00p-1:00p, Conklin Conference Room, $5 per person, reservations
May 28th - Craft committee Mtg - 9a-3p in Conklin Conference Room
Important Numbers:
Memorial Hospital........................................263-2100
Volunteer Services Office..............................263-6692
Hospital Scheduling.....................................263-6660
Heartland Surgery........................................263-0505
Rehab Scheduling.........................................263-6664
Memorial Health Foundation......................263-6688
Marketing and Communications.................263-6686
Home Health & Hospice...............................263-6630
Impact Sports & Fitness...............................263-3888
Village Manor.................................................263-1431
Michelle’s [email protected]
Volunteer Openings!
Know someone who would like to
volunteer? Or would you like to
volunteer in a different area?
Contact Michelle at 263-6692.
flour power
sponsored by MHSVC
Saturday, May 18th
11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Sterl Hall
Play is open to all ages. A prize will be awarded to the
winner of each round. Cards will be available for donations
of $1 each or 6 cards for $5 per game. Players can play
unlimited cards each round. Bring your friends, stay the
whole time, or come and go as you choose.
Community BBQ Dinner
BBQ Competition
car show
family activities
wiener dog races
bingo games
Commercial vendors
Abilene, KS Fairgrounds
May 17 & 18, 2013
Friday, May 17th
9:00 AM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
Wheatstock Grill-Off check-in opens
KSKG Eagle Radio Live Remote
Taste of Wheatstock Barbeque Dinner
Taste of Wheatstock People’s Choice Voting
Food & Merchandise Vendors
Sly Ridge Band - Street Dance - Free Admission
Grill-Off Participant Meeting
KSU Parachute Club Skydiving
Griller’s Choice Tasting’s
Saturday, May 18th
7:00 AM
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
Burrito Breakfast By Donation
Food & Merchandise Vendors
New & fun activities for the
whole family
Registration Hippie Hound
Wiener Dog Jog &
Dog Fashion Show
Hippie Hound Wiener Dog Jog
& Fashion Show
Car Show Live Radio Remote
Classic Hits 104.9 & Oldies 98.5
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
11:30 AM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Registration Pedal Pull
Pedal Pull
Wheatstock Grill-Off Judging
BINGO in Sterl Hall
Good Sam Club Band
Car Show Judging
TV & Opportunity Winners Announced
Wheatstock Grill-off Awards
* Please note the schedule is subject to change.
Proceeds to Benefit Memorial Health foundaton
projects for memorial health system