The Pekin Hospital League held their annual meeting February 3 and presented a check to Pekin Hospital CEO Gary L. Jepson for $130,250. The contribution will be used to support the Critical Care Unit monitoring system at Pekin Hospital.
The following new officers for 2014 were also announced.
President: Georgia Gschwend
Vice President: Carol Guenther
Recording Secretary: Claudia Bill
Treasurer: Kathie Sayles
Corresponding Secretary: Connie Kilhoffer
Anne Baccheschi was recognized as the League member with the most volunteer hours for 2013.
The following members were recognized for their 25 years of service to the League: Herrmine Williams, Deanna Hill, and Darlene Brandt.
Founded in 1958, the Hospital League was comprised of 38 women. Over the years, the League has contributed over $4.5 million towards patient care. Today, the League has 77 active members, 10 provisional, 50 sustaining, 34 sustaining life members, and 20 non-resident members. In the past year, the League has contributed 17,654 hours, and manages the Pekin Hospital Gift Shop located in the Hospital Lobby and the Nearly-Nu Shop located on Derby Street.
Other fundraising events include the annual Golf Classic, scheduled for May 5, 2014, and the Holiday Magic Gift Show scheduled for November 1, 2014.