Burgess Auxiliary Donates New Patient Privacy Curtains

Thanks to the generous donation from the Burgess Auxiliary, all 25 inpatient rooms at Burgess Health Center received new patient privacy curtains. These strong and durable curtains provide patients with needed privacy during interactions with staff and family visits and prevent infections from spreading throughout the hospital.

The Burgess Auxiliary was founded in 1962, and since then, they have helped raise funds for Burgess Health Center through memberships, book and jewelry sales, gift shop sales, and annual initiatives like Ventures Arts and Craft Fair. Another major source of income is ACT II, a consignment shop in Onawa that opened for business in October 1987.

“We are grateful for the Burgess Auxiliary’s commitment to Burgess Health Center,” Carl Behne, CEO of Burgess Health Center stated. “The incredible amount of time and devotion each of these members have put forth over the years is truly inspiring and plays a critical role in Burgess’ long-standing commitment to provide quality healthcare to the communities we serve.”

The Burgess Auxiliary has collectively donated $39,000 to Burgess Health Center this Fiscal Year 2022, including significant monetary donations to the Poinsettia Ball and the Burgess Foundation Golf Tournament.

For more information on the Burgess Auxiliary, or to become a member, visit www.BurgessHC.org/about/auxiliary.


Photo: (back L to R) Elaine Eisele, Lou Hewitt, Julie Miller, Cheryl Warner, Michele Waples, Brenda Howland, and Mary Tramp. Not pictured: Teresa Butler, Jessica Hupke, Mona Pithan, Cindy King, Patty Sandmann, Amy Johnston, and Rhonda Willey.